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Spotted bush snake

Philothamnus semivariegatus


Spotted in Salt Rock, KZN!

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Hema 7 years ago

great spot!

staccyh 7 years ago

Thanks Adarsha and Bo!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

You're welcome, staccyh

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

Superb spotting :)

staccyh 7 years ago

Thanks for your comment S Frazier. Done!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Very nice. The scientific name is Philothamnus semivariegatus. If you fill this into the dedicated name field, then the spotting is considered identified by the software, and does not show up on PN as needing an ID. You could also add in a reference link. For example,if you click on this link and then copy the address from the page that opens, into the 3rd reference link space in your spotting (edit mode), others can obtain a handy link to find out more information about this species. Thanks

nice spotting! haha thanks Tiz I am happy indeed snakes are almost a passion

staccyh 7 years ago

Thanks :) I stumbled across this because of the National Geographic great nature project: I like PN so far, so I'm guessing it will get better from here on out!

Tiz 7 years ago

I hope you will find PN interesting! There are a few South Africans here, and I am sure you will find them sooner or later :) I am quite new here myself (three months). Welcome :D

staccyh 7 years ago

I saw this little guy when I came back from the beach. I added my picture to the mission you suggested, thanks! Still trying to figure out everything on this platform, but enjoying it so far!

Tiz 7 years ago

Great looking snake! I have never seen it, but on the other hand I am not very fortunate when it comes to spotting snakes... There is a mission that covers the snakes found in South Africa. By adding your spotting to, I am sure you would make Bo Gilbert, the mission owner very happy :)

Best regards

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 7 years ago

cute! :))

Spotted by

KwaDukuza Local Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Spotted on Mar 30, 2011
Submitted on Aug 31, 2013

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