Some finds Vaal Rand Gauteng

Some finds Vaal Rand Gauteng

Postby Kakibos » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:55 pm

Did a bit of road cruising the last few days, did not find much as the nights are getting cold.
Not the best photography but hope you enjoy. I must really invest in a SLR camera and ditch the cellphone :oops:

Hemachatus heamachatus
Date: 2013-03-15
Time: 08:50
Temp: 24°C
Length: +-30cm
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Causus rhombeatus
Date: 2013-03-17
Time: 19:10
Temp: 20°C
Length: +-40cm
DOR sadly.
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Causus rhombeatus
Date: 2013-03-18
Time: 19:15
Temp: 19°C
Length: +-30cm
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Boaedon capensis
Date: 2013-03-18
Time: 22:31
Temp: 17°C
Length: +-19cm
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Hope you enjoyed, the Night Adders were found a km from each other on the same road, note
the different coloration between the two.
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Re: Some finds Vaal Rand Gauteng

Postby AneryCobra » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:00 pm

Nice finds! And detailed information...sheesh. :)
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Re: Some finds Vaal Rand Gauteng

Postby LAMB Pythons » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:23 pm

Nice, agreed very detailed.
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Re: Some finds Vaal Rand Gauteng

Postby wadekilian » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:49 pm

That Rinkhals looks awesome.

Maybe its just me, but do the last 3 look a bit thin (especially the Brown House Snake)?
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Re: Some finds Vaal Rand Gauteng

Postby inneshealy » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:09 pm

Yes I agree especially the first night adder very thin!
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Re: Some finds Vaal Rand Gauteng

Postby Bushviper » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:10 am

Those snakes do not look like they are going to last a winter hibernation. That is rather worrying. This time of the year they should be nice and fat. The Rinkhals looks fine and the night adder might make it but I dont think the house snake will.

What did the habitat look like near where they were found? Would it be ethical to take them to "better" localities?
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Re: Some finds Vaal Rand Gauteng

Postby Kakibos » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:42 am

BV the habitat, well it is mostly farm land, the road where I found these is normally full off snakes. There are a few farm dams around the area and also has some rocky parts.
I normally find snakes almost everyday and night when I am working. I can not understand why the snakes look like this because on the road you also find lots of frogs and mice running over the road etc. which is
a good indication that food is available.

Here are two Snakes I got on the almost exact same location the previous week.I released them away from the road so there will be no chance to be hit by vehicles.

Boaedon capensis
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Lamprophis aurora
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The Aurora also looks undernourished.
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Re: Some finds Vaal Rand Gauteng

Postby Exotenparadies » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:42 pm

For me (living in Germany) it´s unbelievable to find so much snakes in nature.
I wished it would be normal for us too.
Hope you understand my english.
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