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Short-snouted Whip Snake

Psammophis brevirostris


The only guess I've got for this snake is a species of Skaapsteker, but I'm not really familiar with the less common snakes in this region. I found it under a rock in front of a house in thornscrub. The last photo is of the snake in a temporary holding aquarium before it was released.

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Short-snouted Whip Snake
Psammophis brevirostris Psammophis brevirostris (Short-snouted whip snake)

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rutasandinas 11 years ago


CourtneyJaeger 11 years ago

No prob! I like challenges such as these =)

GeoffreyPalmer 11 years ago

Thanks Courtney! I definitely agree after looking through some more photos, certainly a Psammophis. Thanks again.

williefromwi 11 years ago

It sure looks like Courtney got the id of your snake.

CourtneyJaeger 11 years ago

I think it could be a young brevirostris.... here's another reference with a better picture:

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Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia

Spotted on Mar 15, 2009
Submitted on Aug 15, 2012

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