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Postby vuduman » Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:33 pm

A mate caught something special that is now in my possession.
I was going to wait till she is in a bit better condition,but she is rapidly putting on weight.She was all spine and head.
Around 50cm female what I presume to be a lucistic herald!(Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia)
The eyes are black with a red pupil.Very well behaved and it took me a while to ID her till she was in my hands.
Nice breeding project to follow for sure :)

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Re: Ready for this?

Postby vuduman » Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:35 pm

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Re: Ready for this?

Postby krah » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:29 pm

That is truly amazing!
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Re: Ready for this?

Postby Sico » Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:36 pm

Holy cow that is a nice snake! I really hope she does well for you!
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Re: Ready for this?

Postby vuduman » Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:02 pm

Thanks guys.Apart from.being a bit underweight and a scar behind her head,she is perfect :)
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Re: Ready for this?

Postby Westley Price » Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:17 pm

Nice stuff Vuduman.

That's a special find indeed. I hope she does well with you and produces tons of babies.

Was it caught that size? Goes to show "anomalous" specimens can still survive.
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Re: Ready for this?

Postby vuduman » Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:51 pm

Thanks Westley.Ye.Got caught a few weeks ago.It was very skinny..so maybe it just laid eggs.I think she barely escaped withher life in the passed.The head has a old scar thats perfectly healed and on the side of the neck another old scar that claimed one or two scales...but perfect in any other way.Very happy with her.
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Re: Ready for this?

Postby Ruan Stander » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:49 pm

Now that is special, aren't you lucky, and to be staying in Natal ;)
That Hemidactylus looks huge !
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Re: Ready for this?

Postby Warren Klein » Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:55 am

Lucky lucy indeed. She is a good size one too.

Makes me wonder what other local oddities are out there surviving in the shadows.
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Re: Ready for this?

Postby Herald_23 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:15 am

Ah! Now that is a BEAUTIFUL and RARE find! :D
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Re: Ready for this?

Postby Mitton » Sat Dec 20, 2014 7:56 pm

Great stuff, very exciting!
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Re: Ready for this?

Postby vuduman » Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:14 pm

Thanks guys.Yes.Having this animal in hand makes you wonder what is still out there.lol.
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Re: Ready for this?

Postby Westley Price » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:00 am

How's your new addition doing Vuduman? Hopefully picking up lots of weight!
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Re: Ready for this?

Postby Bernice » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:00 am

Vudu that snake is GLORIOUS! I officially hate you ;P (PS not really...)
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Re: Ready for this?

Postby vuduman » Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:30 pm

Thanks guys.The snake is doing perfectly fine and she has put on enough bodymass to breed.I managed to get two little normal males now but have seen no breeding activity.Might have missed the season.
She is very interesting indeed.She act very different to any other herald I have kept in the passed and very curious.Very lovely animal indeed :)
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