ID snake please

ID snake please

Postby hkotze » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:02 pm

Hi,

We found this little guy in our house this morning. We in the Gauteng are, Krugersdorp, Featherbrooke Estate.

We caught two larger one's a couple of months back and was told it is a African Rock Python. I looked at some pictures but the markings on the head is not the same.
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Re: ID snake please

Postby Westley Price » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:05 pm

That's a Rhombic Night Adder, quite venomous, although not deadly.

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Re: ID snake please

Postby Lillypod » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:06 pm

Definitely NOT and African rock python!

That's a night adder.
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Re: ID snake please

Postby Jamster » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:07 pm

It is in fact a common rhombic night adder. You must have a good supply of frogs or toads in the area. Not a pleasant bite but not known to be deadly. They have that very distinct large V on the back of the head.
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Re: ID snake please

Postby hkotze » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:36 pm

Thank you, at least now we know what it is. I'm very careful around any snake.
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Re: ID snake please

Postby Reynard » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:07 pm

Who told you it was an african rock python?
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Re: ID snake please

Postby Blake » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:08 pm

hahaha far from an african rock python.

Definately a common rhombic night adder.
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Re: ID snake please

Postby Ryan5151 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:00 pm

its a Night adder
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