Natal Black Snake Feeding.

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Natal Black Snake Feeding.

Postby Fooble » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:30 pm

Thought id share this image below ( Image doesn't belong to me)

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Natal Black Snake Feeding on what appears to be a Blind Snake or Legless Skink.

Taken in East London by the below poster -

http://www.outdoorphoto.co.za/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=258001&title=join-me-for-dinner-3f&cat=517
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Re: Natal Black Snake Feeding.

Postby monopeltis » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:08 pm

seems to be quite common, this is the 5th picture of natal black eating Acontias that i have seen.

looks like plumbeus to me. Interesting "piebald" markings on it too, seen that once before.
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Re: Natal Black Snake Feeding.

Postby Fooble » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:18 pm

Seems many of the fosorial snakes love feeding on Acontias saw DOR Amblyodipsas sometime ago with a have eaten Acontias in it.

You're right about those "piebald" markings i didn't notice them before i saw one from the Eastern Cape with similar but more pronounced "piebaldastion" on it.
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Re: Natal Black Snake Feeding.

Postby nvlooi » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:25 pm

Fooble wrote:Seems many of the fosorial snakes love feeding on Acontias saw DOR Amblyodipsas sometime ago with a have eaten Acontias in it.

You're right about those "piebald" markings i didn't notice them before i saw one from the Eastern Cape with similar but more pronounced "piebaldastion" on it.



Ive also seen this on several Acontios specimens, may be they are injury marks rather than piebaldation...
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Re: Natal Black Snake Feeding.

Postby n-groundie » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:31 pm

Cool.
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Re: Natal Black Snake Feeding.

Postby Fooble » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:53 pm

n-groundie wrote:Cool.


Great input thanks!
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Re: Natal Black Snake Feeding.

Postby Durban Keeper » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:25 am

Now now fooble, play nice! Awesome observation though. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Natal Black Snake Feeding.

Postby Ales » Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:03 pm

n-groundie wrote:Cool.


But honestly!
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