Can anyone please identify

Can anyone please identify

Postby kcmusic » Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:21 am

Snake found in farm house last night in Sevenfountains area (near Grahamstown) approx. 35 cm long. Thanks1
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Re: Can anyone please identify

Postby wadekilian » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:08 am

That's a pretty Rhombic Egg-eater - Dasypeltis scabra.
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Re: Can anyone please identify

Postby Bushviper » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:41 am

Spot on. Harmless egg-eater.
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Re: Can anyone please identify

Postby kcmusic » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:00 am

Thanks for this! I was told it was a young puff adder or night adder. Thought it couldn't be a puff adder as it was too thin for its length.
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Re: Can anyone please identify

Postby nehima » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:03 pm

Puff Adders have a rather Triangular shaped head distinctive from the rest of the body as well as having a fat and short body. And the Night Adder has a distinctive "V" marking on its head.
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