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Postby BC74 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:37 am

Good day, we stay in Roodepoort, close to the botanical gardens and Rangeview. We have a bit of rock and shrub in our garden. Yesterday my sons found a green snake with either black stripes or dots. Anyone able to ID it for me please, guessing spotted bush? thanks
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Re: ID please

Postby Eyelash » Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:56 am

Jip, I'd also say spotted bush.
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Postby Wallas » Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:24 am

You can phone me if you want to remove it when you see it again.
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Postby BC74 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:42 am

Perfect, thanks. Appreciate the offfer. My understanding is that other than a bite, harmless? (Have 2 kids and their freinds running around the rocks often, don't need any critical incidents...)
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Postby Bushviper » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:46 am

Yes its pretty much harmless. No venom at all but can bite if you try to hold it. Just warn the kids to not pick up or catch anything that could hurt them.
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