Wolf snake from Warmbaths

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

View Gallery

Wolf snake from Warmbaths

Postby Warren Klein » Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:22 am

We found this Lycophidion capense while moving a pile of building rubble on the farm. The snake was good enough to sit still for a few shots before being released again.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Cheers
Warren
An inaccurate naturalist is a pest and a danger, forever perpetuating illogical deductions and landing later naturalists in trouble. Damm and blast them all to hell in the most painful way. C.J.P. Ionides
User avatar
Warren Klein
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 932
Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:16 pm
Location: Bela Bela, South Africa / Angola

Re: Wolf snake from Warmbaths

Postby levi_20 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:38 am

Great photos!
User avatar
levi_20
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 230
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:34 pm
Location: Cape Town

Re: Wolf snake from Warmbaths

Postby reptile » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:33 pm

Nice Find and photography!
85% of all snakes are harmless!!!!
0:1 Super Hypo Leopard Gecko
God made everything... It's all to perfect for it to be able to just appear
User avatar
reptile
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 409
Joined: Mon May 05, 2014 1:08 pm
Location: Kandern, Germany

Re: Wolf snake from Warmbaths

Postby Warren Klein » Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:54 am

Thank you levi_20 and reptile. They are shy snakes that cover their heads under their coils like a spring when they feel threatened.
An inaccurate naturalist is a pest and a danger, forever perpetuating illogical deductions and landing later naturalists in trouble. Damm and blast them all to hell in the most painful way. C.J.P. Ionides
User avatar
Warren Klein
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 932
Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:16 pm
Location: Bela Bela, South Africa / Angola

Re: Wolf snake from Warmbaths

Postby Westley Price » Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:50 am

Lekker Warren. Nice pics.

I am yet to find a Wolf Snake, haha. Funny how all herpers still have a relatively common species to check off their list.
"I am dying by inches from not having anybody to talk to about insects." - Charles Darwin
User avatar
Westley Price
Forum gatekeeper
 
Posts: 4015
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:25 am
Location: South Africa

Re: Wolf snake from Warmbaths

Postby Warren Klein » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:06 am

I know what you mean Westley. I still need to catch a Mole snake myself!
An inaccurate naturalist is a pest and a danger, forever perpetuating illogical deductions and landing later naturalists in trouble. Damm and blast them all to hell in the most painful way. C.J.P. Ionides
User avatar
Warren Klein
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 932
Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:16 pm
Location: Bela Bela, South Africa / Angola

Re: Wolf snake from Warmbaths

Postby Mitton » Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:16 pm

Nice pics Warren. Very cool little snakes.
My snake still to find or even just see is a Spotted Bush Snake. :shock:
www.moreliapythons.co.za
User avatar
Mitton
Forum gatekeeper
 
Posts: 3206
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:32 pm
Location: Jhb

Re: Wolf snake from Warmbaths

Postby Warren Klein » Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:42 pm

Mitton, I can help you out with Spotted bush snakes. Must easier than M. oenpelliensis ;)
An inaccurate naturalist is a pest and a danger, forever perpetuating illogical deductions and landing later naturalists in trouble. Damm and blast them all to hell in the most painful way. C.J.P. Ionides
User avatar
Warren Klein
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 932
Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:16 pm
Location: Bela Bela, South Africa / Angola

Re: Wolf snake from Warmbaths

Postby Mitton » Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:51 pm

Warren Klein wrote:Must easier than M. oenpelliensis ;)

You should pop round my place to see my trio of Oenpelli's then, bring some Bush Snakes with. You can hold my Roughies as well. :lol:
www.moreliapythons.co.za
User avatar
Mitton
Forum gatekeeper
 
Posts: 3206
Joined: Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:32 pm
Location: Jhb

Re: Wolf snake from Warmbaths

Postby Warren Klein » Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:03 pm

Lol, I'm on my way!
An inaccurate naturalist is a pest and a danger, forever perpetuating illogical deductions and landing later naturalists in trouble. Damm and blast them all to hell in the most painful way. C.J.P. Ionides
User avatar
Warren Klein
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 932
Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:16 pm
Location: Bela Bela, South Africa / Angola

Re: Wolf snake from Warmbaths

Postby Ruan Stander » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:20 pm

Great shots, it looks to be quite a decent sized one ?
The way to success has no shortcuts.
Ruan Stander
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 1008
Joined: Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:25 pm
Location: Mookgopong/Modimolle(Naboomspruit/Nylstroom)

Re: Wolf snake from Warmbaths

Postby Warren Klein » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:00 am

Thanks, I did not measure the Wolf snake but I recall it was about 35-40cm.
An inaccurate naturalist is a pest and a danger, forever perpetuating illogical deductions and landing later naturalists in trouble. Damm and blast them all to hell in the most painful way. C.J.P. Ionides
User avatar
Warren Klein
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 932
Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:16 pm
Location: Bela Bela, South Africa / Angola


Return to Indigenous fangless snakes

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron