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  1. bruce34

    bruce34 Not so new Member

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    bit blurry, tiger maybe?
     
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    Another keelback, completely harmless... two in a row :)
     
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    yer keelback.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    dihsmaj Very Well-Known Member

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    Was gonna say Rough-scaled Snake but looking closely it's a Keelback
     
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    Or from 100 feet, it still looks like a keelback and nothing else.
     
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    Marginally better than calling a tiger a keelback. :)
     
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    In my professional opinon its Oxyuranus microlepidotus. End of story.

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    Yep, definatley a microlepidotus you son of a bitch.
     
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    Wow, for once it really is a keelback!

    LOL! True dat! :lol:
     
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    LOL WUT. If you're joking I don't get it. Someone wants to know what the snake is and you're really not helping. But if you're serious, you need to reconsider that word 'professional'.
     
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    You're right this is a great example of a keelback, but no matter how much it looks like a keelback if I'm having trouble seeing a loreal scale for whatever reason I treat it as a rough-scaled. Better to be over cautious than get envenomated
     
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    They look nothing like roughies, I don't know how you can even confuse the two. Saying that all snakes should be treated as venomous until correctly identified, but they are just COMPLETELY different..

    But saying that... rubber snakes can be confused for real snakes... silly silly people..
     
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    Pipe down, I'm allowed to have my opinion just as you are allowed to have yours and I believe that the two do have similarities. You think they are completely different then you can carry on that path but I like to be more cautious with my ID of a roughie or keelback identity such as the abscence/presence of a loreal scale.

    Im sure you've realised by now that not everyone does think roughies and keelbacks look COMPLETELY different, so Im not sure why you are so suprised by it.
     
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    he is smiling
    so he is a keelback
     
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    Maybe he's smiling because he's actually a rough scale and he's about to eat you.
     
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    No rough scales are always grumpy when they have to eat.
     
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    Specs that is the easier way to tell,

    Telling an amateur to look at the loreal scale i think is not the brightest idea, there are easier ways to tell eg the smilling.. and don't tell me to pipe down. If your close enough to look at a loreal scale and it's a roughie your too close.
     
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