Need help identifying this snake.

Need help identifying this snake.

Postby janniekotze » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:44 am

Hi everyone,

I found this snake in my kombuis this morning and was wondering what it is.

I live in Bloemfontein if it might help.

Thanx!
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Re: Need help identifying this snake.

Postby Westley Price » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:48 am

Hi Jannie

That is a Rhombic Egg-eater.

They are harmless snakes and actually quite nice to have in your garden or around the house.
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Re: Need help identifying this snake.

Postby janniekotze » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:14 am

Hi Wes,

Thank you for your quick reply, now my wife can relax as it's not dangerous.

Thanx again!

Jannie
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Re: Need help identifying this snake.

Postby Westley Price » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:19 am

They put up quite an impressive display when threatened so people often kill them thinking they are dangerous.

They don't even have teeth and pose no threat whatsoever.
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Re: Need help identifying this snake.

Postby Bushviper » Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:15 am

Its also too small to eat the eggs in your fridge. Probably just dying of thirst and sourced water in your house.
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