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Green female Boomslang

Postby Rob » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:25 am

I caught myself a gorgeous green Boomslang last week which appears to be female, and full of eggs too. I must still confirm but im pretty sure.
I recall FSP having a green female many years back and Johan Marais' book mentions it does happen, i was just wondering how common they are. Anyone else found them? Anyone in the Cape maybe found a yellow female? ;)

This female has virtually no black on her in comparison to the males i find here. Theyre usually full of black.
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Postby MV » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:37 am

I don't believe you!!! Where's the pics?

Haha, jus kidding.
But seriously, where's the pics?

lol... :D
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Postby drummer » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:40 am

interesting.... only ever fround brown/grey females
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Postby Bushviper » Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:04 am

I have heard about them but without pictures this will stay a rumour.
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Postby Trayton » Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:47 pm

Yeah i've seen it!But untill there are pictures its still a rumour...sorry Rob ;)
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:22 pm

Funny you mention that Rob, I was watching two green boomslang at Terences trying to mate. Also Hans and Simon probed 2 yellow and black ones from Plettenburg Bay and they turned out to be a pair.

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Postby Bushviper » Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:28 pm

Is it not very late for snakes to be gravid? Still no photos?
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Postby arcadies » Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:19 pm

pics or it didnt happen
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Postby Rob » Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:30 pm

Image

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Mongoose witnessed the probing and took the pics.
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Postby drummer » Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:56 pm

very cool!
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Postby Bushviper » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:15 pm

Thats a beautiful colour green! If she lays eggs please keep and raise the babies because it would be interesting to see if this gets carried over to the next generation.
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Postby Rob » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:09 pm

I took a look again and although shes thickset, im not entirely sure shes gravid. Will keep an eye on her, eggs may still just be high up.
Wrong time of year i know, but rules arent always kept.
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Postby Trayton » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:24 pm

Yeah but mongoose is just a kid what does he know ;) Haha!way more than me!She's nice,well done Batman.
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:09 pm

Lovely! If you need help raising the babies, just holler!
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Re: Green female Boomslang

Postby GreenTreeDiva » Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:28 am

Thats a beautiful boomslang you'v got there ;)
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