Anyone have any BIG Southern Brown Egg Eeaters?

Anyone have any BIG Southern Brown Egg Eeaters?

Postby Fooble » Fri May 06, 2011 11:08 am

Just out of interest i was looking at one of my female Dasypeltis inornata.
So i decided to measure her she came in at 1070mm.

What is the largest ( actual measured snake) not guesstameaured any one has seen or has out there?
I see most literature suggests maximum of +-1000mm

Will get some photo's later today of the one in question.
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Re: Anyone have any BIG Southern Brown Egg Eeaters?

Postby GCol » Fri May 06, 2011 12:12 pm

Hey Fooble

I removed one a couple of years ago that measured 1.1m but she looked really old and abused. I don't have any pictures and she was released where i found here once the people knew she was only an eggeater.

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Re: Anyone have any BIG Southern Brown Egg Eeaters?

Postby Jamster » Fri May 06, 2011 12:13 pm

Just for interest sake a friend of mine here in pe has a D.scabra that is just a cm or two less than a metre long...
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Re: Anyone have any BIG Southern Brown Egg Eeaters?

Postby Fooble » Fri May 06, 2011 12:21 pm

Gcol cool, must have been a trooper. I think under captive conditions they attain the 1m mark with relative ease. IN the wild that must be a feat. Unless it was living in a chicken coop ;)

Thanks Jamster, often the inornata. get much larger so that's interesting to note.
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Re: Anyone have any BIG Southern Brown Egg Eeaters?

Postby GCol » Fri May 06, 2011 1:01 pm

Well is was in a chicken farmers garden hahaha, but seriously she was a sizer thats why i took the time to measure her. She was also about the thickness of my thumb.
I used to have one that was close to the meter mark ( I never measured her unfortunately) but she was big enough to eat store bought chicken eggs.
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Re: Anyone have any BIG Southern Brown Egg Eeaters?

Postby it_bit_me » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:57 pm

If you've seen one this big you'd be really fortunate.

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