A tough life

A tough life

Postby Mongoose » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:18 pm

This is a regular site in certain parts of South Africa

I like this photo - has a lot of emotion.
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Re: A tough life

Postby Neurotoxic » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:41 pm

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Re: A tough life

Postby Mitton » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:44 pm

That is very sad.
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Re: A tough life

Postby insaniac » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:48 pm

Man,

That is real sad...

Breaks my heart. :smt022
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Re: A tough life

Postby drummer » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:23 pm

great shot
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Re: A tough life

Postby Buck Rogers » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:47 pm

drummer wrote:great shot


It actually is a really good shot! Very arty!
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Re: A tough life

Postby steve » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:58 pm

Hi Mongoose.
man that sucks hey.
can you give some info on this pic, looks like 2 new born afrocks?
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Re: A tough life

Postby Mongoose » Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:22 pm

Yes, these were two newly hatched Pythons that we found DOR. I just thought that it would make an interesting photo to show what happens to them on roads.
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Re: A tough life

Postby BOOGY » Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:28 pm

That suks man big time.did it hapen around here?
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Re: A tough life

Postby Mongoose » Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:15 pm

Yes about 1km down the road from me. You can see DOR snakes most day on that road.
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Re: A tough life

Postby steve » Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:23 pm

That’s so kuk man , I wish the government could put some signs up in herp hot spots like this, instead of paying Zulu kings like a gazillion bucks to take his 6 wives out shopping. Grills me I tell you. What can be done to at least cut this kind of thing down? i mean its going to happen ofcorse, but man its like a reptile blood bath i tell you. Any ideas? I’m pretty much clueless.
On a brighter note, hey at least you know there is breeding population of afrocks in the area.
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Re: A tough life

Postby Buck Rogers » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:22 pm

Makes you wonder if the driver aims to kill them when he/she sees them crossing the road??
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Re: A tough life

Postby drummer » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:08 pm

I can almost guarantee most of you guys have driven over snakes at night without even knowing. I have driven many times with herpers in the car that are not "tuned in" to roadcruising. They literally don't see some decent size snakes at about 60km/h. So imagine normal driving at 120km/h.... no chance you will see and dodge.

Once you are tuned in though it is a different story. I have spotted a new born Bradypodion on road side at 80 km/hr.
Even tiny Typhlops and Acontias are seen. My size record were Leptotyphlops on 2 occasions. You will also start noticing road kill more often on the roads during the day. It becomes second nature, you don't have to think about it.
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Re: A tough life

Postby drummer » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:13 pm

The flip side to getting "tuned in" though are the 3909234098234092384 squashed bottles, wire, twigs, pieces of grass and banana and orange peels you are going to stop for.
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Re: A tough life

Postby Pythonodipsas » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:11 am

Yeah this is sad. But its illegal to take the snakes off the road. Go figure!

Drummer haven't you slowed down for the odd things that 'really' look like snakes? I often get caught out by banana peels, sugarcane or branches and possibly the worst is an upside down, squashed soda can (cause it shines up like a snake coil).
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