Something Special For A Change

Something Special For A Change

Postby Fooble » Mon May 09, 2011 9:41 pm

Not a great photo but a wonderful species non the less.

Dasypeltis medici - East African Egg Eater , the "grail" of southern African egg Eaters.

Most more vividly coloured then the ones we are used to seeing in the Oversea's Market.

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Re: Something Special For A Change

Postby Mitton » Mon May 09, 2011 10:21 pm

Something special indeed!!
That is an amazing snake! Where was it found and did you find it? How big is it?
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Re: Something Special For A Change

Postby monopeltis » Mon May 09, 2011 10:43 pm

I heard D.scabra eat the eggs of these and gaboons, that's why they are so elusive.
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Re: Something Special For A Change

Postby Durban Keeper » Tue May 10, 2011 7:01 am

Haha. Nice theory mono! What a beautiful species.
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Re: Something Special For A Change

Postby jka » Tue May 10, 2011 7:28 am

That is one gorgeous looking eggeater! Looks like the soutie gets all the cool stuff.

monopeltis wrote:I heard D.scabra eat the eggs of these and gaboons, that's why they are so elusive.


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Re: Something Special For A Change

Postby Durban Keeper » Tue May 10, 2011 7:40 am

Was about to mention that.
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Re: Something Special For A Change

Postby iiviii » Tue May 10, 2011 8:13 am

Please tell me you are planning on breeding it?!
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Re: Something Special For A Change

Postby Durban Keeper » Tue May 10, 2011 10:23 am

To what, that is the problem.
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Re: Something Special For A Change

Postby mmwc » Tue May 10, 2011 10:35 am

Fooble wrote:
Most more vividly coloured then the ones we are used to seeing in the Oversea's Market.




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Re: Something Special For A Change

Postby Psammophis » Tue May 10, 2011 10:45 am

Nice snake. There surely can't be many people keeping these is there?
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Re: Something Special For A Change

Postby Groenslang » Tue May 10, 2011 11:14 am

jka wrote:That is one gorgeous looking eggeater! Looks like the soutie gets all the cool stuff.




Agreed! Haha! Oi Foobs hit me up bru! :lol: I'd still rather not say what I said when you told me that you got it! Very nice bud!
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Re: Something Special For A Change

Postby Westley Price » Tue May 10, 2011 12:08 pm

What are you smoking Fooble? That's just a good old D. scabra....

Haha, very cool man. Really pretty snake. The white spots between the "saddles" are great.

Now just to find another to complete the pair!
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Re: Something Special For A Change

Postby Fooble » Tue May 10, 2011 12:37 pm

Westly you caught me out!
It's actually an intergrade scabra x medici.

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