Very interesting boomslang (possible morph)

Very interesting boomslang (possible morph)

Postby RJG » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:39 pm

I do not know much about this specimen yet, other than its from KZN and was caught on a call out not to long ago. Very pretty snake that reminds me of a cape cobra. South Africa provides yet another interesting surprise for us herpers.

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Re: Very interesting boomslang (possible morph)

Postby RJG » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:06 pm

This link doesn't seem to work so here is another attempt

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Re: Very interesting boomslang (possible morph)

Postby Westley Price » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:16 pm

I recall when I did my snake handling course MANY years ago with Tony Phelps he had a similar Boomslang, although not as freckled.

It looks like a Calico morph that occurs in many other snakes species too, and that means it could in all likelihood be a recessive morph.

Very cool and thanx for sharing.
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Re: Very interesting boomslang (possible morph)

Postby Mehelya » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:45 pm

:shock: :smt007 That is an amazing looking snake. Thanks for sharing RJG.
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Re: Very interesting boomslang (possible morph)

Postby Emerald » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:20 am

Never seen one like that before...Very cool!
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Re: Very interesting boomslang (possible morph)

Postby TonyK » Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:33 pm

I don't know the head shape looks wrong for Boomslang.Scales look very smooth in the pic as well.
Looks more like Psammorphis.Body shape reminds me of Psammorphis mossambicus.
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Re: Very interesting boomslang (possible morph)

Postby Westley Price » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:05 pm

Good point there Tony. Didn't notice that. Smooth scales are obvious towards the tail.
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Re: Very interesting boomslang (possible morph)

Postby Ruan Stander » Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:09 pm

Interesting. Can we not get hold of more photos ?
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Re: Very interesting boomslang (possible morph)

Postby Bushviper » Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:13 pm

I would love to see a nice side head shot.
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