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thanksGet your slimey webbed phalanges off my boots!
- 24-Nov-11, 05:19 PM #33
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King snake looks like a bird drop with all the puncture marks or maybe a cat.
Stephens Banded snake very beautiful have attached pics of oneThe most dangerous snake is ? The one that just bit you !
Definitely an exotic, looks like a King Snake.
- 24-Nov-11, 08:54 PM #36
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- Hobbiton, Middle Earth.
There are hundreds of them being bred around Sydney, and thousands of Corn snakes, everything is here and being bred in large numbers... exotic "rescues" if you want to call them that are very common and have been for a few years now.
Herps.... an itch that just never goes....
speaking of stephens bandeds, sometimes they have no banding,
anyway another ID thread gone the typical APS route
step 1. post pics of creature
step 2 have at least a couple people who have no idea try and id it by guesswork
step 3. someone quietly ids it correctly but is ignored for at least another page by the people guessing.
step 4. fight club starts when someone pops in and quote posts the people who are guessing that they are retarded
step 5 another poster correctly id,s
step 6 people who where guessing defend there earlier posts ( im just learning,go easy on me etc)and argue with the fightclub people of authority
step 6 someone else pops in a post and agrees on the correct id
step 7 few more posts agreing on corect id
step 8 debate on what other snakes look like the snake in question but are not the snake
step 9 people in step 8 told that the snakes they mentioned look nothing like the snake in ID pic
step 10, much click liking of posts goes on,especialy of senior memebers contributing posts
Spot on Snakepimp.
I don't think most exotics could cope with our ecosystem, too many variables that lead to death for them, although you never know.
JasonL is telling the truth, people have come up with the notion that Corn Snakes and other common exotics have been able to make their own wild breeding population in and around Sydney, that is BS it's just that there is so many captive ones escaping.
- 25-Nov-11, 07:52 AM #40
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- In the ironically named sunshine coast, surrounded by nerds and nurses
roughie or keelback photo. Or they can pick the difference between a whip snake shed from that of a green tree. Or mum knows whether to keep the dog inside and warn the kids when she finds a fresh snake shed in the garden. There is any number of situations where it might come in handy. I can assure you that it would be appreciated by a much wider audience than just your mates.
When you have a highly adaptable, generalist species kept in high numbers in a specific region and regularly escaping or being released, you are well and truly into the high risk category for establishment and spread of that exotic.
Rattler, you really should let the relevant authorities know about it. A bit of a pain but important.
BlueEverything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it. [Confucius]
Last edited by Pufferfish; 25-Nov-11 at 11:58 AM. Reason: Bluetongue can't read so why bother.
i saw one of theese last year when buying a bhp. the guy had two of them and a side winder, i really think it is a kingsnake. being a farmer have seen tones of bandy bandy snakes is not one of them.
As a teeny image on an iphone very easy to mistake for a bandy bandy when all you can see is a snake with black and white stripes. Once able to view as a larger image it's very clear it has a broader head(although not as broad as a stephens) and the characteristic white dot and white under the chin.Get your slimey webbed phalanges off my boots!
- 25-Nov-11, 12:44 PM #45
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- Gunbalanya NT
The idea of giving people who have no clue information on how to key a snake out it just about pointless. Especially in the cases of differentiating an elapid from a colubrid, if you need to look for the loreal scale to tell the difference then you shouldn't be doing an ID.