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Snake eating blue headed lizard in Stellenbosch

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

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Snake eating blue headed lizard in Stellenbosch

Postby Fangless » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:20 am

Friend of mine was cycling yesterday and came across this snake eating a blue headed lizard near Stellenbosch mountain yesterday.

My knee jerk reaction was this it is a tabak rolletjie, but on closer inspection of the higher resolution photos I received today I'm leaning more toward a less common colouration of a Skaap steker, the head shape is ruling out Brown house snake unless I'm very much mistaken.

My only real concern here is the colour near the head that seems very intense blue or black, please help to identify.

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Re: Snake eating blue headed lizard in Stellenbosch

Postby IanM » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:19 am

cant see the images :(
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Re: Snake eating blue headed lizard in Stellenbosch

Postby Fangless » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:30 am

Maybe imgur is not blocked at work?
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Re: Snake eating blue headed lizard in Stellenbosch

Postby IanM » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:50 pm

I'm guessing its one of the Psammophis s.
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Re: Snake eating blue headed lizard in Stellenbosch

Postby Brussel » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:34 am

>>I'm guessing its one of the Psammophis s.
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Re: Snake eating blue headed lizard in Stellenbosch

Postby Fangless » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:13 pm

Thanks

Much appreciated.
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