Snake Identification

Snake Identification

Postby vanniekerkhg » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:00 pm

Snake Identification

Hi could someone please help me to identify this snake my daughter (6) caught it and brought it to me when we were fishing next to the Vaal river at Deneysville.

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Re: Snake Identification

Postby nvlooi » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:15 pm

A Skaapsteker.


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Re: Snake Identification

Postby sega » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:14 pm

And it's dead.
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Re: Snake Identification

Postby vanniekerkhg » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:56 pm

Thanks alot and no its not dead.
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Re: Snake Identification

Postby it_bit_me » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:58 pm

sega wrote:And it's dead.

I am also wondering where the tail starts. Can you show us a few more pics please.
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Re: Snake Identification

Postby Herald_23 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:34 pm

Skaapsteker. If comparing to that sinker, it seems pretty small
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Re: Snake Identification

Postby monopeltis » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:38 pm

THat is a piece of a skaapsteekr, it has been cut in half..no head.
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Re: Snake Identification

Postby Durban Keeper » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:15 am

I'm on my blackberry, but thought I only see half a skaapie..
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Re: Snake Identification

Postby snake kid » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:37 am

Nope there is a head, skaapies seem to sometimes end in a stump, very weird body shape in these animals but the angle of the pic makes it look worse. No offence to vanniekerkhg.
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Re: Snake Identification

Postby monopeltis » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:13 am

There is a head... it's out of the frame, separated from the body.
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Re: Snake Identification

Postby Bushviper » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:36 am

Yeah I dont see a head either. Was a Spotted skaapsteker.
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