Finaly after 4 years of escaping.....

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Finaly after 4 years of escaping.....

Postby BOOGY » Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:51 pm

I have been fooled numerous times as well as other experienced catchers by this chap. After I handled him a bit It is clear why. He is very inelegant with a super personality. Held him for a few days, he gladly gobled up 3 toads. Released him today.... So long old chap you have been a worthy oponent!!
The pics are from bystanders at the site of capture, while aswering 200245123456131357 questions. He measures in at healthy 1.07m.

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Re: Finaly after 4 years of escaping.....

Postby jka » Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:59 pm

Impressive give us some history on him. Really healthy looking specimen.
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Re: Finaly after 4 years of escaping.....

Postby BOOGY » Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:01 pm

In the first pic on my right hand side you can see the cement slab I standing on. Aswell as the 'wall'. Its a flight of stairs coming down onto the slab with the final step ending just below the slab. In the last step is two holes drilled for some reason. The gap between the soil and slab where he usualy lies is about 50mm. I could never figure out where he disapears to.Amazingly, Last year he was shareing his lair with another male measuring at 1.06m caught on 07 July 2009. Nearly gave me a heart attack. Was probeing and fidling around with my hook under the slab trying to keep them from entering the hole in the last step. They both disapeared into thin air, so I sat up to catch my breath and wipe down the sweat/grass/soil. Just as I moved down to look in under the slab he decided to bolt for it at the side I was kneeling down. I nearly got him pinned with my face!

The area is used by workers to cross from other plants to the controle room. The snakes were both seen at times basking on the slab and on the sides of it.
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Re: Finaly after 4 years of escaping.....

Postby corn snake » Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:20 pm

What type of snake is he?
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Re: Finaly after 4 years of escaping.....

Postby Wolf777 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:28 pm

A mozambique spitter, (Naja mossambica) Very nice size specimen.
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Re: Finaly after 4 years of escaping.....

Postby Silvrav » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:16 am

Very nice and congrats :)
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Re: Finaly after 4 years of escaping.....

Postby BOOGY » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:19 pm

Thanks bud. I have also resigned so Im realy glad I got him before I leave this place.
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Re: Finaly after 4 years of escaping.....

Postby BOOGY » Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:22 pm

And would you believe me If I told you that they have spotted a bigger snake at the same spot yesterday? Must be a HUGE female. I hope.
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