Huge Cape centipede eater (Aparallactus capensis)

South African snakes with venoms that are not considered to be medically important.

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Huge Cape centipede eater (Aparallactus capensis)

Postby Rishaad » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:03 am

This little one was found in the middle of a workshop yesterday. It is very small, about 7-8cm in length. How in the world does something this tiny survive in the wild just fascinates me.

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Re: Huge Cape centipede eater (Aparallactus capensis)

Postby fredsmith » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:13 am

Wow!
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Re: Huge Cape centipede eater (Aparallactus capensis)

Postby Loretta » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:18 am

Nature is just amazing! Nice find Rishaad!
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Re: Huge Cape centipede eater (Aparallactus capensis)

Postby Fooble » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:18 am

These things just appear where you'd never except.
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Re: Huge Cape centipede eater (Aparallactus capensis)

Postby rolandslf » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:38 am

Awesome little find Buddy.
Did you release it?
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Re: Huge Cape centipede eater (Aparallactus capensis)

Postby LeglessDragon » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:41 am

So Tiny!!! Nature is amazing!
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Re: Huge Cape centipede eater (Aparallactus capensis)

Postby Rishaad » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:51 am

I will release it tonight bud. Its so tiny and nimble that I am feeling scared to release it. :(
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Re: Huge Cape centipede eater (Aparallactus capensis)

Postby Fooble » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:15 pm

Rishaad wrote:I will release it tonight bud. Its so tiny and nimble that I am feeling scared to release it. :(

Its always going to be 100% more successful in the wild then anywhere else man that's what i always think.
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Re: Huge Cape centipede eater (Aparallactus capensis)

Postby Snakes4Africa » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:41 pm

They eat baby centipedes. Now those are tiny!! If you can find lots of them, by all means keep it. If not.... let it go
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Re: Huge Cape centipede eater (Aparallactus capensis)

Postby gaboon69 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:46 pm

This species has always fascinated me. You find them almost every where. Even mountain peaks!
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Re: Huge Cape centipede eater (Aparallactus capensis)

Postby Rishaad » Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:56 am

Released it last night in the back yard. I saw lots of centipedes under some tiles there recently so I hope it does well and does not get eaten.
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Re: Huge Cape centipede eater (Aparallactus capensis)

Postby RogerWilco » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:16 pm

This post has probably expired but just in case, do these snakes all have black heads? I found one in my pool that looked almost identical, a little bit of a darker brown with the ring around it's neck but it's head had the same colour as the body. About 20-25cm long. Am I alone here or are there a lot more snakes around this year?
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Re: Huge Cape centipede eater (Aparallactus capensis)

Postby Fooble » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:53 am

The centipede eaters occasionally do not have the black heads.
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Re: Huge Cape centipede eater (Aparallactus capensis)

Postby RogerWilco » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:59 am

Fooble wrote:The centipede eaters occasionally do not have the black heads.


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Re: Huge Cape centipede eater (Aparallactus capensis)

Postby Zohar » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:28 pm

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