Really nice snake. Love your pics MrG.
Mongoose - Bill Branch's Field Guides, both the most recent edition and the one prior, have all the same pics, in virtually identical order, barring the collection of extra pics at the end. I dont particularly mind as long as they good pics, the books are not made to satisfy us as collectors but rather to help the layperson identify a snake when they encounter them.
Some of Johan Marais' pics were repeated in his second edition of Snakes of Southern Africa too but again, they show the snake well so you can understand why he would reuse them.
Having said all that, his 2 most recent books, "What is that snake" and "Reptiles of Southern Africa" both have loads of new pics which I really enjoyed going through.
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