Snake in our house

Snake in our house

Postby dannyelke » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:30 pm

Hi experts,

We got this snake in our house yesterday evening. We live in Centurion in an estate with a lot of grass/trees.
The snake is dark brown with a white belly. On the picture I can notice some orange colour around the mouth area. It is about 30cm long and as thick as a finger. It can raise itself up but does not flatten like a cobra.
Is it a poisonous snake? Dangerous for kids?

Look forward to your responses.
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Danny
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Re: Snake in our house

Postby michael » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:44 pm

Red lipped herald. It is not dangerous.
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Re: Snake in our house

Postby kfc223 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:46 pm

It is a red liped herald.

Its is mildly venomous but is not thought to have any danger to a grown man. It might affect children. They will not bite unless you provoke it.

I would suggest sweeping it into a bin and relocating it a bit away from where it was found in suitable habitat. They eat frogs and toads so near a stream would be ideal.

It doesn't not have the ability to kill anyone unless they have an allergic reaction to venom.

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Re: Snake in our house

Postby michael » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:20 pm

These snakes ARE not dangerous! They are often kept as pets and their venom has virtually no effect on man. Please don't worry about these snakes!
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Re: Snake in our house

Postby dannyelke » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:55 pm

Hi,

Thanks a lot for the information. Very useful and a relief it is not very poisonous. We have a lot of small frogs in the garden ... maybe the explanation for sneaking into our house.
I did put the snake back into the pasture.

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Re: Snake in our house

Postby kfc223 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:29 pm

Glad to hear the snake was not killed.
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Re: Snake in our house

Postby Bushviper » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:46 pm

Great to hear there are more people who can live side by side with nature.
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