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 Posted: Sun Jan 4th, 2015 01:02 pm
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Sorry, lets try that again ... think the first pic was too big. Anyone know what this snake is?

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 Posted: Sun Jan 4th, 2015 01:18 pm
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Looks like it could be a boomslang, juvenile maybe, it's a bit difficult to judge because I can't really see the eye size in comparison to the head in the picture.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 4th, 2015 01:43 pm
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Looks like a 'dead' snake! :shock:

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 Posted: Sun Jan 4th, 2015 02:26 pm
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I think a bit big for juvenile boomslang? About 1.2m long. I know they vary in colour from region to region, but normally boomslang is bright green in this area. I'm no expert though....

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 Posted: Sun Jan 4th, 2015 02:41 pm
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Yeah that's way too big for a juvenile but I have seen some pictures of them in quite a dark shade, I've mostly seen them in the brighter green variation myself as well

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 Posted: Sun Jan 4th, 2015 03:24 pm
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Male boomslang.. 99.99% sure

I can't see the eyes, were they large and black? Also can't see the tip of the tail, was it long and thin like a pencil lead? If so, then 100% boomslang.

I've got a few resident ones around my home including a large male that I see every year a few times, if you see the snakes are active, then birds will be and so will the fish I've noticed ;)

There are a lot of colour variations on the boomslang but that is a typical one for the males..They will lose the bright blues and turquoises as they get older and be more yellow and black like that.. Those when they are middle aged and have all the colour range, are the most beautiful snakes I've seen, hands down. If he was by your home, he would have been there all the time, that one is at least 2 years old based on what I've seen with the ones around me. The birds let you know whenever they are around, and if you are mates with your resident birds, they will come call you for assistance to chase them away.. You can get an idea of your resident ones as they have quite a small home range, my large male is seen over only a range of maybe 100 x 50 m and I have a large green female and a large brown female that live around the home area, every year I see the babies around the house. They won't generally bother you and are very passive.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 4th, 2015 04:32 pm
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Hey doc, you keeping well?

Seems he is (was) a male boomslang then; eyes relatively large and black. Relative to most other snakes, that is. Wasn't on my property, but about 2 clicks down the road. Nice habitat for boomies as well; dense indigenous bush with natural stream close by.

Thanks for the ID;)

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 Posted: Sun Jan 4th, 2015 04:34 pm
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Ha thanks Doc so I was correct then ;)

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 Posted: Sun Jan 4th, 2015 05:22 pm
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You were bru, thanks for input;)

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 Posted: Sun Apr 5th, 2015 01:01 pm
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Jy kan maklik vasstel wat se slang dit is deur na sy tande te kyk...

SĂȘ AAAAA....

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