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Please Identify Snake

Please Identify Snake

Postby F1refly » Fri May 10, 2013 5:51 pm

A guy came to me earlier this evening with a snake in a bottle. This has started happening very often now so was surprised to see it could spread a hood

I tried to get some decent pics so hopefully these will be enough

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I thought maybe a Snouted Species but have no idea.

Released it by the local Hospital :twisted: (By the veld outside the hospital, at least three Kilometres away)
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Re: Please Identify Snake

Postby Roann » Fri May 10, 2013 6:14 pm

Jap definitely a snouty nice find
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Re: Please Identify Snake

Postby Westley Price » Fri May 10, 2013 6:20 pm

I second that ID, N. annulifera.
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Re: Please Identify Snake

Postby F1refly » Fri May 10, 2013 7:02 pm

All the way out in the Free State?
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Re: Please Identify Snake

Postby wadekilian » Fri May 10, 2013 7:17 pm

I would actually say that's a juvenile Cape Cobra - Naja nivea. I see their distribution stretches into the Free State. As far as I know, Snouted Cobra's don't normally occur so far south.
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Re: Please Identify Snake

Postby F1refly » Fri May 10, 2013 7:41 pm

Yeah, we definetly have Capies here. Glad I released it
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Re: Please Identify Snake

Postby Mitton » Fri May 10, 2013 8:04 pm

Yep, I also say Cape Cobra, especially on location.
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Re: Please Identify Snake

Postby michael » Fri May 10, 2013 9:32 pm

That's a juvenile Cape Cobra.
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Re: Please Identify Snake

Postby F1refly » Sat May 11, 2013 5:54 pm

Thanks guys
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