Psammophylax rhombeatus

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

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Psammophylax rhombeatus

Postby Mehelya » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:23 am

Went out with some friends, who were doing target shooting, on a farm, and being slightly opposed to firearms, I took the hooks, and camera. Needless to say, 3 hours in the bush revealed absolutely nothing. When returning to the farm house, to thank the farmer, and be on our way, this little chap scooted across the drive-way, as we were going into the yard.

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This little one was quite feisty, and was full of energy. I did notice that there were several deformities along the spine, and the tail looked like a zig-zag pattern, but it was active, and could move, so I took the shots, and put it into the veld a bit further away from the farm house, where the dogs and cats couldn't get it.

Enjoy!
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Re: Psammophylax rhombeatus

Postby neilbarker » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:16 pm

Awesome ! beautiful Skaapsteker
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Re: Psammophylax rhombeatus

Postby it_bit_me » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:39 pm

Well done.

Finding nothing when you are searching hard is a common curse in the snake world :)
If I'm gonna be an old, lonely man, I'm gonna need a thing, you know, a hook, like that guy on the subway who eats his own face. So I figure I'll be Crazy Man with a Snake, y'know. Crazy Snake Man. And I'll get more snakes, call them my babies, kids won't walk past my place, they will run. "Run away from Crazy Snake Man, " they'll shout!”
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Re: Psammophylax rhombeatus

Postby Mehelya » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:45 pm

Niel, thanks, it was quite a feisty little chap. Out of 20+ photos, these were the best.

it_bit_me, have you ever noticed how many reptiles you come across when you DON'T have any equipment at hand?! It's scary. :lol:
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