ID Please

ID Please

Postby Dawie » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:19 pm

Caught this little guy in the bedroom this evening, knowing what it is will help decide where I should let it go tomorrow so I hope the pics are clear enough.

We stay in the Roodeplaat dam area, Pta.

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Re: ID Please

Postby dobby7 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:31 pm

Im no expert but that looks like a stilleto snake. Be careful of the bite on these guys!
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Re: ID Please

Postby Herald_23 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:37 pm

That could very well be a Stiletto snake. Do not touch that little guy by any means
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Re: ID Please

Postby Lillypod » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:40 pm

Looks like a stiletto, my dad was bitten by one, believe me it's not fun at all!
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Re: ID Please

Postby bitis keeper » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:41 pm

Yep thats a stilleto
A. bibroni i believe
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Re: ID Please

Postby Mr Venom » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:47 pm

Agreed A. bibroni.

Cute little guy, not so cute bite.
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Re: ID Please

Postby Dawie » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:11 pm

Wow, thats a wake-up call. Thanks for the feedback, I'm no expert on snakes but have never heard of it. Caught it using a small towel to pin it down but don't think I was careful enough, knowing what I do now. There were a few opportunities for to get to me if it tried. Had to move fast though else it was gone behind the closet.

This one is approx. 25cm.
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Re: ID Please

Postby Herald_23 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:27 pm

Cute little guy!

These guys have a toxin that causes liquificaton of body tissue.

Please release him where there are hardly any people and where it is wet.

Good luck and be careful of that sharp end
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Re: ID Please

Postby coral snake » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:09 am

That's a Stiletto snake-A.bibroni. Its cute but deadly!!!! Nice find,but when releasing DON'T touch it. Once again nice find.
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Re: ID Please

Postby Chopper 1 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:21 am

Do not know about the deadly part, but yes the bite is painful, i was tagged twice when i was a you boy when i thought they where wolf snakes :lol:
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