Bitis caudalis and cornuta

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Re: Bitis caudalis and cornuta

Postby Superciliaris » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:19 pm

It definitely is Limpopo, All those snakes are from the exact same spot.
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Re: Bitis caudalis and cornuta

Postby Superciliaris » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:19 pm

I took that photo myself btw
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Re: Bitis caudalis and cornuta

Postby Rob » Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:17 am

Its the first time I've ever compared the pattern differences between Limpopo and Northern Cape and this snake has Limpopo patterning.
I think you have a really interesting snake.
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Re: Bitis caudalis and cornuta

Postby gaboon69 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:23 am

Really nice! Just love those. I have seen only a very few of those.
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Re: Bitis caudalis and cornuta

Postby nvlooi » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:58 am

How common are B.caudalis in the northern province? My uncle has a farm somewhere above Polokwane and he has never seen them there. The one farm as far as I remember is basically just bushveld and sand. Its appr. 100km north af Polokwane, I know he has seen alot of pythons, Mamba and cobras.
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Re: Bitis caudalis and cornuta

Postby Cradle of life » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:59 pm

nvlooi wrote:How common are B.caudalis in the northern province? My uncle has a farm somewhere above Polokwane and he has never seen them there. The one farm as far as I remember is basically just bushveld and sand. Its appr. 100km north af Polokwane, I know he has seen alot of pythons, Mamba and cobras.


They are very common in the area they are found - i have caught 9 in 3 hours. I must also add that i know the area very well and know exactly where to look for them and when :idea:

That red one in the last photo...........limpopo :?: :lol:
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Re: Bitis caudalis and cornuta

Postby armata » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:53 pm

I found 4 in an hour near Messina (Musina) whatever.
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Re: Bitis caudalis and cornuta

Postby nvlooi » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:34 pm

Except for the picture of alexander, does anybody have records of Tankwa Karoo specimens? I found one DOR a few years back when by accident drove the R355 to Calvinia...

Im just curious because, so many locality pics have been seen around, especially Namibia and secondly Limpopo and then Northern Cape. What about down south or at least south west. This including Klein Karoo, Great Karoo and Tankwa Karoo.

Years ago I found two in the Rietbron area, but that was before I even owned a cell phone ...

Mabey Armata have some pics.

Another question, to those that has herped or travelled extencively;

What areas have you found to have the biggest cuadalis or specimens in captivity from areas grown to great sizes.

What is the biggest known record?

Sorry for all the questions but would love to keep this thread alive.
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Re: Bitis caudalis and cornuta

Postby TonyK » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:49 pm

Armata is away at the moment with no internet should be back around the 19th.
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Re: Bitis caudalis and cornuta

Postby Westley Price » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:36 am

Nvlooi, I've found my biggest specimen here around Poffadder.

I never accurately measured them, but the one female must've been close to 50cm.

I've also heard of other monsters in the same area.
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Re: Bitis caudalis and cornuta

Postby Rob » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:05 am

nvlooi - I found some in Western Cape before. See pic of a roadkill here ... viewtopic.php?f=140&t=16806&hilit=+caudalis
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Re: Bitis caudalis and cornuta

Postby nvlooi » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:52 am

Nvlooi, I've found my biggest specimen here around Poffadder.

I never accurately measured them, but the one female must've been close to 50cm.



The biggest I've found from your area was this one it was appr. 600mm.
The head was a bit smaller than my lens cap(52mm).
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I used my foot as measurement instrument and having shoes of 28cm and it was just more than double the lenght.

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Re: Bitis caudalis and cornuta

Postby Rob » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:32 am

Are you sure you posted the right picture? That looks like a male
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Re: Bitis caudalis and cornuta

Postby Copperbob » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:36 pm

Ok guys please help clarify.
The caudalis below is from the Western Cape?
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So I take it this one is Northern Cape?
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I was under the impression they were both from the Northern Cape.
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Re: Bitis caudalis and cornuta

Postby Rob » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:46 pm

Yup, both Northern Cape to me.
Why the confusion?
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