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Beautifull gabonica

Postby Nasicornis » Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:28 pm

I have spent 10 hours in a car today. But it was worth every minute. I wen't to collect my adult pair of Bitis gabonica and some stuff for some other people. The female measured in at 118cm and the male at 102cm. They are gorgeous and extremely heavy!


I WOULD HAVE POSTED PICS BUT I CANNOT UPLOAD PICS IN THE GALLERY AS IT GIVES ME "THE PAGE CANNOT BE DISPLAYED" ALL THE TIME.

Oh well, you guys will just have to take my word for it for now.
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Postby Nasicornis » Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:41 pm

Ok well at least I managed to get 2 pics up for now.

First the male (Who is currently shedding so he is a bit drab).

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And now the female. She is much bulkier than him.

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Hope you guys like them. Will post lots of pics as soon as I get this internet connection sorted out.
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Postby Bushviper » Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:14 pm

They look to be some decent sized gaboons. Good luck with them.
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Postby Serpy » Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:20 pm

they're very beautiful mate! :D good luck!
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Postby Nasicornis » Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:10 am

Here are two pics to give an indication of size.

the female

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and the male
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Thanks for the good wishes guys. Hopefuly I will be able to try and breed them next year.
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Postby MrG » Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:08 am

Think your date settings is wrong, but they sure are beautifull snakes.
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Postby dave » Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:38 pm

very nice one's :cool: :cool: don't think they'r full grown,will get a bit bigger ;-)
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Postby Mongoose » Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:49 pm

Very nice! Ill get some one day when I have the funds!
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Postby Mongoose » Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:56 pm

Do you know there locality?
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Postby snake-5 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:29 pm

Very nice snakes, they are nicer and far rarer in captivity than easterns seem to be.
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Postby Nasicornis » Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:04 pm

@ Dave : Yes they are not fully grown yet but should probably breed next year.

@ Mongoose : I got them from a guy in KZN who had some on permit, not sure about exact locality of origin.

@ Snake-5 : Thanks, they are nice. Sorry I don't quite follow your statement "and far rarer in captivity than easterns seem to be" They ARE East Africans. Or I misunderstood you and you meant that east africans are actually rare in captivity???
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Postby gaboon69 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:17 pm

Congrats N..u saw the light! just kidding mate.
U might have to wait for the year after the next if shes not already gravid or mating this year.
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Postby gaboon69 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:24 pm

Snake-5,
B.Rhinoceros is a lot more common in the U.S.A than B.Gabonica.The latter I refer to as 'pure blood gaboons' :)
And now im waiting for someone who feels he must educate me about how its scientifically incorrect to say so..

PS: I dont think Ive ever seen beautiful gabbies at ZA expos..most of the time u see these little dull kids which will still knock most vipers' pants off.
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Postby snake-5 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:57 am

OOPS sorry ment to say the easterns are rarer in captivity, sorry
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Postby Q Ball » Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:30 pm

Nice nasicornis, you now belong to a special club, the B. gabonica club ;)
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