I can't i.d this little guy.

I can't i.d this little guy.

Postby confused » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:27 am

I found this little guy on my step last night. its only 15 to 20cm long its slow moving. Last night was cold and wet. Please see if you can help me i.d it. It was found in Lambazi bay northen Transkei coast.
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Re: I can't i.d this little guy.

Postby ColinWa » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:36 am

I stand corrected, but my guess is a wolf snake.
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Re: I can't i.d this little guy.

Postby Primogen » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:39 am

Looks like one of the wolf snakes maybe the Cape or Pygmy wolf snake.
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Re: I can't i.d this little guy.

Postby Mitton » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:54 am

No, not a Wolf Snake, I don't know distribution but looks like Natal Black Snake.
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Re: I can't i.d this little guy.

Postby confused » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:03 am

Mitton thats also the only snake that i could think of
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Re: I can't i.d this little guy.

Postby Bushviper » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:25 am

Yip not a Wolf snake but I also think Natal black snake.
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Re: I can't i.d this little guy.

Postby Psychogav » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:38 pm

Have you got a pic of the tail?
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Re: I can't i.d this little guy.

Postby Jamster » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:15 pm

Definately not a wolf snake, reckon natal black snake too. That iridescent purply blue sheen is so distictive. I wish I had those guys just chilling on my stoep. I'm lucky if I get a raucus toad on my stoep...
I would suggest not touching it either, they are somewhat venomous. I don't think their venom has been studied as much as some of the more common venemous snakes.
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Re: I can't i.d this little guy.

Postby confused » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:17 pm

i picked it up carefully due to the fact not knowing what it was. i dont have pics of the tail due to the fact that it was firmly wrapped around my little finger. the tail is a slender longish tail
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Re: I can't i.d this little guy.

Postby Chopper 1 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:36 pm

confused wrote:i picked it up carefully due to the fact not knowing what it was. i dont have pics of the tail due to the fact that it was firmly wrapped around my little finger. the tail is a slender longish tail


Then probably a natal black or possibly purple gloss sp. they all look so simillar... nice snake.
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