My Bitis caudalis Female - Locality please? (pics)

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My Bitis caudalis Female - Locality please? (pics)

Postby Quintin » Mon May 31, 2010 5:38 pm

Hi All,

As some of you are aware I am looking for a male caudalis to pair up with this female. I am not sure of locality though. Do any of you have an idea so that I can ask for a more accurate locality?

I hear color isn't an accurate way of determining locality?

Here are three pics of the same snake. Please excuse the quality as I used my Black berry and my girl friends Mik and Druk. :smt021

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Looking forward to your replies.

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Re: My Bitis caudalis Female - Locality please? (pics)

Postby mgiddings » Mon May 31, 2010 7:50 pm

Hi Quintin. What a beautiful snake! In my opinion that looks like Northern Cape caudalis, but my opinion is by no means correct. I am sure some more experienced people will give you the right answer. I must say what a stunning caudalis, a really pretty animal.
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Re: My Bitis caudalis Female - Locality please? (pics)

Postby Pythonodipsas » Mon May 31, 2010 8:49 pm

Hi Quintin, mgiddings is correct. That is probably a Northern Cape variety. Bright orange is a tell-tale sign. Karoo caudalis tend to be more grey brown.

It is possible to get orange-ish ones from Northern Province but these usually have bolder, outlined markings.

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Re: My Bitis caudalis Female - Locality please? (pics)

Postby Quintin » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:40 am

Thank you for the kind words guys. And thanks for the info.

Now just to find a healthy, legal, northern cape male. I am thinking this is near impossible.

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Re: My Bitis caudalis Female - Locality please? (pics)

Postby Cradle of life » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:08 am

North western region of the country, probably between the mountains and upington!
There are some available try Redrink :idea:
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Re: My Bitis caudalis Female - Locality please? (pics)

Postby Westley Price » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:39 am

Ja, I agree.

I'd say somewhere between Pofadder to Upington locality.
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Re: My Bitis caudalis Female - Locality please? (pics)

Postby Fooble » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:45 am

Quintin wrote:Thank you for the kind words guys. And thanks for the info.

Now just to find a healthy, legal, northern cape male. I am thinking this is near impossible.

Regards,

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Quintin im sure you would be able to source one from KZN?
Im sure the guys at Creatures and Critters have a few which the breed seen a few babies around although i understand you are looking for an adult perhaps give them a shout?
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Re: My Bitis caudalis Female - Locality please? (pics)

Postby Quintin » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:54 am

Thanks Fooble, I will definitely give them a shout a little later on today.

Someone told me that they work with Limpopo locality though. Will find out from them!

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Re: My Bitis caudalis Female - Locality please? (pics)

Postby Fooble » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:37 am

They do work with those, but perhaps they would also be able to assist you in finding someone who has.

Just a thought.
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Re: My Bitis caudalis Female - Locality please? (pics)

Postby gaboon69 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:47 pm

Cradle of life wrote:upington!

I wanted to say this earlier but I declined since I didnt want to seem like a wisea@@.
It has no blue in it thus not typical Northern Cape like those around Springbok.
Lower down towards Upington.
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