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Please ID these two

Postby SAthing » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:32 pm

These two were spotted in the East of Pretoria (Faerie Glen)

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Re: Please ID these two

Postby reptile » Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:13 pm

Discription? found at night or day?
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Re: Please ID these two

Postby SAthing » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:08 am

My apologies for the small pictures. For some reason the pictures are automatically reduced when I upload it. I will be happy to forward it to anyone interested – Please PM me.

Both snakes were spotted before sunset.

The dark/black snake came into the warehouse, it had a rounded snout with no clear distinction of where the head ends and the body starts.

The light brown snake was more slender and had an elongated triangular head. The head was a bid darker than the rest of the body.

Above is about what I could get as an eyewitness report.
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Re: Please ID these two

Postby reptile » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:51 am

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Re: Please ID these two

Postby Westley Price » Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:22 pm

I recon the first one is either a Purple Glossed Snake (Maybe Cape Wolf??) or a Stiletto and the second on is obviously a Brown House Snake.
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Re: Please ID these two

Postby Ruan Stander » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:18 pm

The first one struck me as a stiletto immediately.
And the second did look like a brown house snake even in the tiny pictures, but there was too much room for error.
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Re: Please ID these two

Postby reptile » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:51 am

yup agree, so the first one, if it was a stilleto, is dangerous though not deadley, and the second one is a really common harmless snake called a the brownhouse snake.
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Re: Please ID these two

Postby reptile » Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:26 am

Forgot to add, that stilletos normally have white bellys, while there harmless, similar looking snake that westley mentioned, the purple glossed snakes have a blakish one.
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Re: Please ID these two

Postby SAthing » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:27 pm

Cool! Thanks for all the assistance.
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Re: Please ID these two

Postby reptile » Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:43 pm

Pleasure!
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Re: Please ID these two

Postby Bushviper » Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:50 pm

Stiletto and brown house snake. Luckily nobody got hurt.
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