Bitis caudalis and cornuta

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Re: Bitis caudalis and cornuta

Postby Copperbob » Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:51 pm

Well because the snake in pic looks a lot like the caudalis in nvloois pic, which was found in the Western Cape, or have I just miss-read?
They look so different.
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Re: Bitis caudalis and cornuta

Postby Rob » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:30 pm

Nvlooi says his one came from Pofadder which would make it the same locality as your Northern Cape ones shown.
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Re: Bitis caudalis and cornuta

Postby gaboon69 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:06 pm

One is N.C. the other Central Northern Cape.
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Re: Bitis caudalis and cornuta

Postby nvlooi » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:40 pm

Are you sure you posted the right picture? That looks like a male

Never said what sex it was. But yes it was a male.

Found this pic on my computer, completely forgot about it. This was a male from Augrabies National Park. Couldn't take decent pics becuase there was too many people staring at me while laying on the ground.
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Re: Bitis caudalis and cornuta

Postby Westley Price » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:27 am

I must say, I've never heard of a male that large.

Males are typically smaller than females.

The largest male I've seen did not even reach 400mm.
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Re: Bitis caudalis and cornuta

Postby Rob » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:12 am

Yeah that was my point, a male over 600mm would be a record size.
If I recall, Branchs book states a max SVL of 370mm.
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Postby uncutdiamonds » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:24 pm

Pythonodipsas wrote:Well I am sure its still alive somewhere. A friend in the USA who had the largest dwarf Bitis collection had this snake and just gave up one day and sold everything to focus on business. Besides this the guy had just had his B. rubida mate before he sold everything. He had everything including B. albanica! Only thing he couldn't get is B. inornata.
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I guess we need permits here to keep most of them?
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Re: Bitis caudalis and cornuta

Postby Serpent » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:33 pm

Wow. What an awesome thread, learnt a lot. :lol:
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