Please assist with ID

Please assist with ID

Postby Manyoka » Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:05 pm

My guess is it is one of the grass snakes. Nil marking on body or lower jaw
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Re: Please assist with ID

Postby Westley Price » Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:45 pm

Hmm, might be the plain phase of Psammophis crucifer, Cross-marked Grass/Sand Snake.

So you are definitely correct on the genus, but I am not 100% sure of my species ID.
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Re: Please assist with ID

Postby Ruan Stander » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:27 pm

I'm virtually never sure about a species ID with this genus.
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Re: Please assist with ID

Postby Manyoka » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:39 am

I have just confirmed with Johan Marais that it is indeed Psammophis mossambicus - Olive Grass snake
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