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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:05 pm

King cobra

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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:29 pm

Correct Heksie :clap: :clap:
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:53 am

What is visually the difference between a vine snake and a boomslang?
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:54 am

Body size, Body colour, eyes.....
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Phokojwe » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:46 am

I agree with Philip1 - I would say the easiest differentiation would be the eyes as the boomslang has large beady eyes :hmz:
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:17 am

Ag thanks for that vague answer Philip :lol:

The vine is much slender and more of a beige colour where the boom is grey-green and a fuller body.

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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:05 pm

Heksie wrote:Ag thanks for that vague answer Philip :lol: You are it :w:

:redface: Sorry Heksie i'll try again.

Vital Statistics
Name: Boomslang [Dispholidus typus]
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Colubridae
Subspecies: Although separated and sub-classified in the past there is now only one genus in the species
Length_F: 1 260 mm
Length_M: 1 290 mm

Description
The Boomslang is a large snake with a distinct head, and very large eyes with round pupils. Colouration is very variable. They may be leaf-green, bright green or black with dark grey, black-edged belly scales, or brick-red to rust-red, with an orange-pink belly.

Vital Statistics
Name: Southern Vine Snake, Twig Snake, Bird Snake [Thelotornis capensis capensis]
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Colubridae
Subspecies: 3 races are recognized
Length_F: 975 mm
Length_M: 1 062 mm

Description
This extremely thin snake has a lance-shaped head and large eyes with keyhole-shaped pupils. The body scales are feebly keeled, in 19 oblique rows at mid body. The tail is very long. The body is twig-coloured.

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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:36 pm

:) What is the primary use of a snake's venom?
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Timepilot » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:45 am

to kill their prey
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Heksie » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:40 am

Philip1 wrote:
Heksie wrote:Ag thanks for that vague answer Philip :lol: You are it :w:

:redface: Sorry Heksie i'll try again.

Vital Statistics
Name: Boomslang [Dispholidus typus]
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Colubridae
Subspecies: Although separated and sub-classified in the past there is now only one genus in the species
Length_F: 1 260 mm
Length_M: 1 290 mm

Description
The Boomslang is a large snake with a distinct head, and very large eyes with round pupils. Colouration is very variable. They may be leaf-green, bright green or black with dark grey, black-edged belly scales, or brick-red to rust-red, with an orange-pink belly.

Vital Statistics
Name: Southern Vine Snake, Twig Snake, Bird Snake [Thelotornis capensis capensis]
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Colubridae
Subspecies: 3 races are recognized
Length_F: 975 mm
Length_M: 1 062 mm

Description
This extremely thin snake has a lance-shaped head and large eyes with keyhole-shaped pupils. The body scales are feebly keeled, in 19 oblique rows at mid body. The tail is very long. The body is twig-coloured.

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Venom for killing prey as well as protection?
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread postby NetEk » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:08 am

To make anti venom :tongue:

Some eastern coutries put snake venom in soap (they say it is like a wrinkle remover/relaxer not sure I'll go for it though) :big_eyes:


Another useless info: the African Rock Python also has a nest but don't build it persay they use old burrows and will protect their eggs and incubat them with their own body heat like a bird will do. one of the few snake that have parental care for both eggs and hatchlings.
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:39 am

Timepilot wrote:to kill their prey

Your turn. :thumbs_up:

"Most species are nonvenomous and those that have venom use it primarily to kill and subdue prey.......rather than for self-defense. Some possess venom potent enough to cause painful injury or death to humans. Nonvenomous snakes either swallow prey alive or kill by constriction".
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:14 am

:big_eyes:
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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Philip1 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:20 am

Philip1 wrote:
Timepilot wrote:to kill their prey

Your turn. :thumbs_up:


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Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:11 am

TP, your turn ... :wink:
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