Amblyodipsas concolor - Natal purple glossed snake

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Amblyodipsas concolor - Natal purple glossed snake

Postby Durban Keeper » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:45 am

Amblyodipsas concolor - Natal purple glossed snake or Natalse Persglansslang. A relatively rare snake seldom encountered by humans due to it's fossorial nature. It's not considered to be dangerous to man & feeds on other small snakes & skinks.

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Re: Amblyodipsas concolor - Natal purple glossed snake

Postby kfc223 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:20 am

Very nice shots dean.

I don't think you can take a bad shot.
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Re: Amblyodipsas concolor - Natal purple glossed snake

Postby Westley Price » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:30 am

Nice pics DK of an awesome species.

For someone who confuses this species with a Stiletto, the behaviour of the two different species should give a very good idea.

Ambloydipsas seems to always take on the posture you recorded so nicely in picture 2, coiling the body with the head protruding underneath.

And of course, no need for me to describe the Stiletto posture as you KZN uys know more about them than me!

Are you keeping this one? I am curious as to whether they can be converted to rodents.
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Re: Amblyodipsas concolor - Natal purple glossed snake

Postby Durban Keeper » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:04 pm

Thanks Wes! I'm sure with a little effort they can be established and kept on rodents. I'm not going to be trying though as this one will be back where it came from in the next day or two.
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Re: Amblyodipsas concolor - Natal purple glossed snake

Postby Eyelash » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:21 pm

Stunning snake Dean !

I love the second and third pic.

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Re: Amblyodipsas concolor - Natal purple glossed snake

Postby Jamster » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:44 am

A friend of mine has a pair of natal black snakes that go absolutely nuts when they get a whiff of mouse, really good rodent feeders, very similar habits to the purple glossed so im sure purple glossed snakes will take mice relatively easily. Very cool snake and great photos.
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Re: Amblyodipsas concolor - Natal purple glossed snake

Postby aasadkhan » Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:06 pm

rainbow colouring good
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Re: Amblyodipsas concolor - Natal purple glossed snake

Postby Bushviper » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:24 am

I have been told that they go moggy when the mouse is a defrosted one and has a bit of a smell to it.
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Re: Amblyodipsas concolor - Natal purple glossed snake

Postby Deimist » Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:27 pm

Truly a beautiful snake.
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