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N.mossambica(Mozambique spitter babies)

Postby Eyelash » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:27 am

Hi guy's...Just thought I'd share some pics of the little spitters that hatched last week...
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Something interesting...?
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And some of them trying to kill me(deep in the blue ofcorse)...
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And some bodies...
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Hope you n-joy'd it !

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Re: N.mossambica(Mozambique spitter babies)

Postby Fooble » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:50 am

NIce pictures man,
Second pic ONLY a spitter would do that!
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Re: N.mossambica(Mozambique spitter babies)

Postby mgiddings » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:52 am

Nice! They really look like crazy little things! All spitting at you already? ;)
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Re: N.mossambica(Mozambique spitter babies)

Postby Eyelash » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:54 am

Haha...thanks Fooble and mgiddings...Jip...they spit straight out of the egg or at least try...haha...
Have you ever seen this in spitters before,because this is a first for me ?
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Re: N.mossambica(Mozambique spitter babies)

Postby Rob » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:14 am

Its strange that these snakes are so common but hatchlings like this are not often seen. At least not by me.
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Re: N.mossambica(Mozambique spitter babies)

Postby Eyelash » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:21 am

I agree Rob...I always see loads of adults around but I've only once found 1or2 hatchlings...
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Re: N.mossambica(Mozambique spitter babies)

Postby Bushbaby » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:11 pm

Great pics.

I would assume the snake in the 2nd pic is dead?
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Re: N.mossambica(Mozambique spitter babies)

Postby bradman » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:19 pm

Ah man thats stunning! real beauts!

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Re: N.mossambica(Mozambique spitter babies)

Postby Eyelash » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:36 pm

Thanks guy's...
Jip he is dead Bushbaby...
I have hatched alot of snakes before but this is the first time that i've seen one "bite" itself in the egg ?Have you guy's seen it before ?Can it simply be because of a lack of oxygen and him trying to get out of the egg or what do you guy's think ?
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Re: N.mossambica(Mozambique spitter babies)

Postby Loslappie » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:43 pm

Nice, they do have attitude, stunning!
To add 1c worth, Ive only ever seen adults for sale, and heard of very few that has been bred in captivity, or maybe they are considered so common that many dont post their hatchlings?
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Re: N.mossambica(Mozambique spitter babies)

Postby Eyelash » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:21 pm

I think you have a point Loslappie...I think alot of keepers don't even try to breed with them as they are very common in S.A...?
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Re: N.mossambica(Mozambique spitter babies)

Postby Bushviper » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:21 pm

I have had two Copperheads bite themselves and die before even being born. This is the first time I have seen it in an egg though.
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Re: N.mossambica(Mozambique spitter babies)

Postby Eyelash » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:21 pm

That's so weird hey...Do you maybe have pics of them BV ?
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Re: N.mossambica(Mozambique spitter babies)

Postby Eyelash » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:22 pm

And just for interest sake...Why would they do it ?
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Re: N.mossambica(Mozambique spitter babies)

Postby Loslappie » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:14 am

Eyelash from what Ive seen, they will bite anything that moves at that size. Ive seen it with many Naja Nivea as well, especially the juveniles, they are so aggressive they bite themselves at times.
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