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Thread: What snakes are indegenous to Gauteng (esp Joburg)?

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    Default What snakes are indegenous to Gauteng (esp Joburg)?

    So I am muchos afraid of the buggers. Which ones could I possibly see in Joburg?

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    It's a bit cold for puff adders. The most dangerous one you're likely to see is a rinkaals.

    I could be wrong, but I don't there are any other majorly poisonous snakes to worry about in JHB.
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    The rinkals is very common in JHB. Especially midrand area.

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    The trouser snake - very common in Gauteng.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingrob View Post
    The trouser snake - very common in Gauteng.
    I hear that that is a very small snake and rather shy ? More like a worm some scientists say, harmless and docile ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by web View Post
    I hear that that is a very small snake and rather shy ? More like a worm some scientists say, harmless and docile ?
    It largely depends on the snake's habitat, some grow very large in the right conditions.

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    They are very dangerous... They predominantly attack females.... and when they do inject "venom" in their female victims, the victims sometimes feel k*k en swells up for 9 months...

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    Watch out for the spitting trouser snake, has been known to attack mostly women...
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    Let's keep the thread on-topic while the question is still up in the air, guys. (first person to make a pun out of that gets a noddy badge)
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    ROFL!!!

    Anyways, lots of rhinkals by the west rand, muldersrdrift/zandspruit area and yes they spit but they're not the infamous trouser snake everyone's so worried about for their gf and wives

    Havent seen a puff adder this side of town before though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xarog View Post
    It's a bit cold for puff adders. The most dangerous one you're likely to see is a rinkaals.

    I could be wrong, but I don't there are any other majorly poisonous snakes to worry about in JHB.
    Yip!! I burnt alot of these 2 types growing up!

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    what country is a corn snake from i had purchased one last year september i wanted to know is the heating pad and the ultraviolet light a must have???

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    U get those here too...usually find some under termite hills

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipa View Post
    what country is a corn snake from i had purchased one last year september i wanted to know is the heating pad and the ultraviolet light a must have???
    isnt the corn snake from the usa ?
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    Our most common are the rinkaals and puff-adders Midvaal area
    And please don't argue, believe me you get puff adders here, they like stony areas and it get's hot here we often see them sun bathing in Summer of course our foxies find them lol and Midvaal is full of Dolomite etc

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