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

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Postby LAMB Pythons » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:07 pm

Hi guys,

I’ve just received an email from my boss back in SA asking what snake is this? When I saw the photo I didn’t even want to answer, maybe someone else was responsible - "keep calm".
The photo were taken in KZN, Let’s see for a guy living in Pommy land if I got this right (I know it isn’t a hard one) Im saying it’s a Cape house snake (Boaedon capenis).

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Ive told him I`ll get back to him and said I hope it wasnt him that killed the snake.
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Postby Westley Price » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:09 pm

Shame, that snake doesn't look dead, only very seriously injured.

Yeah, it's B. capensis
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Postby fredsmith » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:10 pm

Indeed, a harmless House snake.
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Postby LAMB Pythons » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:19 pm

Thank goodness I've waited to hear the full story before I lashed out. Yip he confirmed the snakes is still alive.
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Postby viv1 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:04 pm

Tell your boss to chuck it in the deef freez.
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Postby LAMB Pythons » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:27 am

viv1 wrote:Tell your boss to chuck it in the deef freez.

LOL you're not serious, are you? Throwing a snake in a deep freezer cause a slow and painful death and in my eyes very cruel! If you don't believe me go and do your homework.
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Postby LAMB Pythons » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:35 am

On a different note, last time my boss visited and Id showed him my collection, he mentioned that his boys are also interested in reptiles and wanted to buy them snake handling equipment. I just got a great idea, who in KZN (Durban) offers the Snake ID, Snake bite and handling course? I know they would be very interested.
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Postby snakecrazy » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:43 am

most common "brown house snake" vey docile and very harmless....
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Postby viv1 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:36 pm

Like its not having a slow death now.
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Postby LAMB Pythons » Sun Mar 31, 2013 3:35 pm

Received news today, the snake has been humanely put to sleep by the Vet. Much better than being thrown in a freezer, I think.
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Postby fredsmith » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:58 am

Viv1, freezing any animal is an incredibly cruel form of euthanasia. It's a topic discussed in great detail on several occasions within the forums, use the search function and read a bit about it.
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Postby GOM » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:56 pm

Very sad to hear it did not survive. Hopefully they will get educated and prevent a similar occurrence in future??
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Postby LAMB Pythons » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:14 pm

GOM wrote:Very sad to hear it did not survive. Hopefully they will get educated and prevent a similar occurrence in future??

Yip same here. My boss came to the snake`s "rescue" after his kids told him that the neighbours kids caught a snake. It sounds like the snake got injured when the kids tried moving some pot plants to get to the snake. Very stupid thing to do, trying to catch snake if you don’t even know if its venomous or not, and I told my boss "What IF...."). Luckily I didn`t lashed out at my boss at first, thinking it was him. I remembered he came to my house once to look at my BP collection and he even handled a few. I’d suggested he must book a Snake ID and handling course for him and his kids.
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