Please help ID snake

Please help ID snake

Postby bandc » Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:43 am

Hi, found this snake in my garden in Tzaneen yesterday, it is the second one I've found just like this in the last week. It is light grey, with no strips or spots, and its not very aggressive. Was just wondering if it was dangerous to me or pets (cats and dogs)?

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Re: Please help ID snake

Postby reptile » Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:30 pm

Herald Snake. Very common. This snake is harmless to man, and pets.
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Re: Please help ID snake

Postby scalybunni » Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:46 pm

Did you kill it? Because it looks dead.
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Re: Please help ID snake

Postby jka » Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:52 pm

I guess dead herald snakes can't be aggressive
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Re: Please help ID snake

Postby Ruan Stander » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:19 pm

I vote it looks dead too.
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Re: Please help ID snake

Postby bandc » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:39 pm

The cat killed it
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Re: Please help ID snake

Postby bandc » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:44 pm

Are you sure its a herald? (It didn't't have any white specks or a black head)
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Re: Please help ID snake

Postby Tyronen » Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:26 pm

100% Herald, they do vary a little bit in terms of colour, specks, white lips, red lips etc
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Re: Please help ID snake

Postby Ruan Stander » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:09 pm

Yes there is absolutely no doubt that it is a herald snake. Colour can often vary a great deal within a species, as is the case with the lips on herald snakes
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Re: Please help ID snake

Postby bandc » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:44 pm

Ok great, thanks
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