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 Post subject: Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)
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Thanks NetEk, didn't know that :slap:

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What is visually the difference between a vine snake and a boomslang?

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Body size, Body colour, eyes.....

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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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 Post subject: Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)
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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.

You are it :w:

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

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to kill their prey

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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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Hahahahahahaha I didn't mean any disprespect Philip :gflower:

Venom for killing prey as well as protection?

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 Post subject: Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)
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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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 Post subject: Re: Reptile Quiz (RV)
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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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to kill their prey

Your turn. :thumbs_up:


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