Pics of my Lamprophis inornatus

Pics of my Lamprophis inornatus

Postby Smeegle » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:55 am

Hi Everyone,

Here are some pics of my old girl that a friend took over the weekend.

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I think she is stunning!
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Re: Pics of my Lamprophis inornatus

Postby Serpy » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:59 am

Damn thats a nice sized animal :) Looks in really good condition, nice photos and gorgeous olive :)
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Re: Pics of my Lamprophis inornatus

Postby dasie » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:08 pm

sory boet I dont think shes stunning I know she is :lol:
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Re: Pics of my Lamprophis inornatus

Postby Smeegle » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:03 pm

Thanks guys! I love the 2nd pic, she looks like such a "lady", just needs some lipstick and false eyelashes!
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Re: Pics of my Lamprophis inornatus

Postby Spider » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:17 pm

It looks like she has a scar on the right side off her head :smt017
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Re: Pics of my Lamprophis inornatus

Postby MISA » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:11 pm

Awesome Smeegle,
they get pretty big in that part of the world, I have previously picked up some large specimens out your way on call outs...

What's her length?
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Re: Pics of my Lamprophis inornatus

Postby Smeegle » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:41 pm

Shot guys!

@Spider, she has a couple of war wounds as she will only eat live rats. I have never managed to get her to take a dead or freshly killed one in the 11 years I have had her. I obviously remove the rat immediately if she doesn't grab it the second I put it in the cage (she strikes on sight 99% of the time), but on the odd occasion the rat gets a mouthful for a few seconds whilst being constricted. This has never caused a problem over the years.

@Misa, ja she was around 80cm when I rescued her in 1999, now she is at least 1.4m I reckon. As I have never handled her unless absolutely necessary, she is very fiesty and so it would be difficult to measure her accurately.

Does anyone know how long they live for? What age would an 80cm specimen be roughly?
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Re: Pics of my Lamprophis inornatus

Postby MISA » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:48 pm

Smeegle wrote:Shot guys!
@Misa, ja she was around 80cm when I rescued her in 1999, now she is at least 1.4m I reckon. As I have never handled her unless absolutely necessary, she is very fiesty and so it would be difficult to measure her accurately.


LMAO feisty? mine also has attitude but only around feeding time, other wise she is mellow..
that's a fair size specimen you have smeegle, so you have had her for 11yrs already? I would guess in captivity they would make around 15yrs (depending on various criteria)... I stand under correction though...
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Re: Pics of my Lamprophis inornatus

Postby Smeegle » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:00 pm

Very fiesty, even hisses sometimes when you pick her up.

15 years? Please don't say that! I mean, 11 years with me, plus I'd guess around 3 or 4 years to reach 80cm when I got her, means she's gonna croak soon. The thought just breaks my heart...

Wonder what the signs of old age are when it comes to snakes? She still sheds often with the skin in one piece, and has a healthy appetite.
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Re: Pics of my Lamprophis inornatus

Postby MISA » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:07 pm

Like I said smeegle, I stand corrected, it maybe longer... Hope for your sake its closer to 20..
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Re: Pics of my Lamprophis inornatus

Postby Smeegle » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:14 pm

MISA wrote:Like I said smeegle, I stand corrected, it maybe longer... Hope for your sake its closer to 20..


Thanks, I really hope so! I guess I'll eventually find out the hard way.
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Re: Pics of my Lamprophis inornatus

Postby Serpy » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:00 pm

Snakes often live out far longer lives in captivity. Don't stress she looks like she's in really good condition as long as she still has an appetite I wouldn't worry about her leaving you anytime soon.

So you've had her for 11 years?? Thats amazing, not many people can say they have reptiles that they have kept for that long.
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Re: Pics of my Lamprophis inornatus

Postby Fooble » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:36 pm

Awesome snake man.
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Re: Pics of my Lamprophis inornatus

Postby Jamster » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:22 pm

WOW!!! Really awesome snake man, personally im more of a BHS fan, but that is one incredible olive you have there!

Ive also found, when feeding with some of the other guyz, that they will only eat live...?
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Re: Pics of my Lamprophis inornatus

Postby Rishaad » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:04 am

Very nice. She is a monster. Hope she has many more years with you.
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