Natal Green Snake

South African snakes commonly known as non-venomous, including the Natal rock python (Python natalensis).

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Natal Green Snake

Postby Quintin th5 » Fri May 29, 2009 10:04 am

Hi everyone took this pick of my Natal Green. Thaught I should share.
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0.3 Forest Cobras 'Naja melanoleuca'
0.2 Green Mambas 'Dendroaspis angusticeps'
0.1 Mozambique Spitting Cobra 'Naja mozambica'
0.1 Namibian Coral Snake 'Aspidelaps lubricus infuscatus'
0.3 Puff Adders 'Bitis arietans'
0.2 Taiwanese Rat Snakes 'Elaphe taeniura friesi'
0.1 OBT 'Orange Bittey Thing'
Ect,Ect.
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Re: Natal Green Snake

Postby Rob » Fri May 29, 2009 10:18 am

Can you get a better pic ? Looks like it could be hoplogaster from that pic.
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Re: Natal Green Snake

Postby gaboon69 » Fri May 29, 2009 10:28 am

While you are at it, check if it has paired subcaudals or not.
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Re: Natal Green Snake

Postby Quintin th5 » Fri May 29, 2009 10:34 am

Sure thing guys. Will update new pics as soom as I can.
0.3 Forest Cobras 'Naja melanoleuca'
0.2 Green Mambas 'Dendroaspis angusticeps'
0.1 Mozambique Spitting Cobra 'Naja mozambica'
0.1 Namibian Coral Snake 'Aspidelaps lubricus infuscatus'
0.3 Puff Adders 'Bitis arietans'
0.2 Taiwanese Rat Snakes 'Elaphe taeniura friesi'
0.1 OBT 'Orange Bittey Thing'
Ect,Ect.
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Re: Natal Green Snake

Postby Clay » Fri May 29, 2009 10:48 am

Nice

I reckon 9 out of 10 of men on street would say... Green Mamba!
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Re: Natal Green Snake

Postby Rishaad » Fri May 29, 2009 11:55 am

Beautiful animal. Is this one WC or CB?. Ive heard many people say that they do not do well in captivity so what have your experiences with this species been like?
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Re: Natal Green Snake

Postby Quintin th5 » Fri May 29, 2009 12:13 pm

Hi Gaboon69. Yes it has pairs of subcaudals scales. There are in one line about 60 scales.
0.3 Forest Cobras 'Naja melanoleuca'
0.2 Green Mambas 'Dendroaspis angusticeps'
0.1 Mozambique Spitting Cobra 'Naja mozambica'
0.1 Namibian Coral Snake 'Aspidelaps lubricus infuscatus'
0.3 Puff Adders 'Bitis arietans'
0.2 Taiwanese Rat Snakes 'Elaphe taeniura friesi'
0.1 OBT 'Orange Bittey Thing'
Ect,Ect.
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Re: Natal Green Snake

Postby Quintin th5 » Fri May 29, 2009 12:18 pm

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Sorry this is the only shots I could take now. I was in a rush.lul
0.3 Forest Cobras 'Naja melanoleuca'
0.2 Green Mambas 'Dendroaspis angusticeps'
0.1 Mozambique Spitting Cobra 'Naja mozambica'
0.1 Namibian Coral Snake 'Aspidelaps lubricus infuscatus'
0.3 Puff Adders 'Bitis arietans'
0.2 Taiwanese Rat Snakes 'Elaphe taeniura friesi'
0.1 OBT 'Orange Bittey Thing'
Ect,Ect.
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Re: Natal Green Snake

Postby Quintin th5 » Fri May 29, 2009 12:22 pm

Hi Rishaad. Yes it is Wc I have had it for two months now. It has been eating small geco's, in the biginning he gave me lots of problems but slowly but shortly he is getting there.

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0.3 Forest Cobras 'Naja melanoleuca'
0.2 Green Mambas 'Dendroaspis angusticeps'
0.1 Mozambique Spitting Cobra 'Naja mozambica'
0.1 Namibian Coral Snake 'Aspidelaps lubricus infuscatus'
0.3 Puff Adders 'Bitis arietans'
0.2 Taiwanese Rat Snakes 'Elaphe taeniura friesi'
0.1 OBT 'Orange Bittey Thing'
Ect,Ect.
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Re: Natal Green Snake

Postby Fooble » Fri May 29, 2009 5:08 pm

Ive found these snakes compared to the P.semivariegatus "tame" down allot more.
One of my favourite Philothamnus species.
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Re: Natal Green Snake

Postby gaboon69 » Fri May 29, 2009 5:14 pm

Now look at belly (ventral) scales.
Are they keeled too?
If the belly scales are keeled then it would be a hoplogaster. [Branch].

What makes this case interesting is that it seems that the two sub-species' (P. n. n. and P. n. occidentalis) distrbutions seem to almost overlap in your area. The nominate form has keeled subcaudals. (Think I confused you earlier,hehe).

Get a spacious enclosure for it.
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Re: Natal Green Snake

Postby Rob » Fri May 29, 2009 7:42 pm

GABOON - Youre correct. In fact someone is doing work on that right now.
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Re: Natal Green Snake

Postby gaboon69 » Fri May 29, 2009 10:56 pm

How come you always seem to know whats happening behind the scenes Rob? Hehe. I was not aware of this.
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Re: Natal Green Snake

Postby Pythonodipsas » Sat May 30, 2009 9:24 am

Your snake might take fish as well. Small tilapia or any other fresh water fish (not salt water fish).
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Re: Natal Green Snake

Postby Rob » Sat May 30, 2009 4:13 pm

Haha nah only cos he asked me to collect data.
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