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    Default What snake is this?

    Hi, we found this snake in our backyard, not knowing what kind of snake it is, we r sceptic to do anything with it...? Please find attached the picture of the snake...

    What is the way forward? Should we leave it? Get proffesional handler or or or??

    Do anyone know of a handler in JHb south area? More lenasia side?


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    Default Re: What snake is this?

    What about this guy, any idea what it is?

    Place was Sehlabathebe National Park.
    It was about 1.5 - 1.8m long, a big snake.
    Not very aggressive.
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    Rinkhals, highly venomous, please see attached screenshot for details of a snake remover in your area
    Quote Originally Posted by goofy50 View Post
    Hi, we found this snake in our backyard, not knowing what kind of snake it is, we r sceptic to do anything with it...? Please find attached the picture of the snake...

    What is the way forward? Should we leave it? Get proffesional handler or or or??

    Do anyone know of a handler in JHb south area? More lenasia side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goofy50 View Post
    Hi, we found this snake in our backyard, not knowing what kind of snake it is, we r sceptic to do anything with it...? Please find attached the picture of the snake...

    What is the way forward? Should we leave it? Get proffesional handler or or or??

    Do anyone know of a handler in JHb south area? More lenasia side?

    Can't say for sure but it looks short and thick. So be careful, it might be a Puff adder.

    Try this link for handlers.

    https://www.africansnakebiteinstitut...s-information/
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    Molesnake, harmless but bite readily and can cause quite a bit of damage
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris8d View Post
    What about this guy, any idea what it is?

    Place was Sehlabathebe National Park.
    It was about 1.5 - 1.8m long, a big snake.
    Not very aggressive.
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    Dankie.

    Ek het nie geweet hulle word so groot nie.
    Ek het gedink spitting cobra, maar hy was nie baie agresief nie, het hom nie te veel gepla nie.

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    I would never have thought about a Rinkals.

    But you could be right.
    Be careful they can spit.
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    Default Re: What snake is this?

    The fat body is just because of a recent meal, look at the head, ventral bands and patterning
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    I would never have thought about a Rinkals.

    But you could be right.
    Be careful they can spit.
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    Sorry but on my cellphone it's still a bit difficult to get a good idea.
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    Looking now at some photos, I'm feel a bit stupid for saying Puffadder.
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    Default Re: What snake is this?

    Mielie 84 is spot on it's a Rinkhals passop!!
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    The fat body is just because of a recent meal, look at the head, ventral bands and patterning

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    Now you guys are just rubbing it in.
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    Baie dankie almal, ja dit was n Rinkhal gewees. Ameer het die slang kom optel :-)...eish nou is dit paddas en rotte jag om hulle te vermy.

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    Ja, I saw it too.

    Lots of Rinkals sightings.
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