Namaqualand snake

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

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Namaqualand snake

Postby Hansie Oosthuizen » Tue May 03, 2011 12:42 pm

I encountered this snake in Namaqualand near the coast in March 2011. I'm not sure if it's venemous or an egg eater. Can anybody help me identify the snake? Your help will be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Namaqualand snake

Postby Kev » Tue May 03, 2011 12:46 pm

Looks like a sand snake.
Not sure which one, would need to check.
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Re: Namaqualand snake

Postby Kev » Tue May 03, 2011 12:47 pm

O and no not venomous.
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Re: Namaqualand snake

Postby Kev » Tue May 03, 2011 12:55 pm

Karoo Sand Snake, Psammophis notostictus
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Re: Namaqualand snake

Postby Fooble » Tue May 03, 2011 2:15 pm

Kev wrote:O and no not venomous.


They are mildly venomous back fanged snakes.
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Re: Namaqualand snake

Postby Kev » Tue May 03, 2011 3:00 pm

Sorry about that! :oops:
I'v always thought they were non venomous for some reason. :smt017
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Re: Namaqualand snake

Postby Psammophis » Tue May 03, 2011 5:38 pm

Nice individual too.
Kev all the Psammophis species which are rear fanged will have a venom allbeit mild.
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Re: Namaqualand snake

Postby alexander » Tue May 03, 2011 7:13 pm

Nice in situ picture
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Re: Namaqualand snake

Postby Hansie Oosthuizen » Wed May 04, 2011 8:12 am

Thanks Guys :)
This was my first post on the website and I'm super grateful for your help. I'm looking fwd to finding more reptiles to photograph and uploading them on the site.
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Re: Namaqualand snake

Postby fuscusV2 » Wed May 04, 2011 1:58 pm

Psammophis wrote:Nice individual too.
Kev all the Psammophis species which are rear fanged will have a venom allbeit mild.

Although regarded as mildly venomous, a Psammophis Mossambicus can cause nausea and pain and considerable discomfort.
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