A case of mistaken identity?

The more I look at snake pictures, and also a helpful hint from The Handsome Estate Agent  Mr A, the more I think our friendly visiting snake is a spotted bush snake and not a boomslang – so after all the fuss he is probably not venomous at all. I think. If I’m correct in assuming, that is……

Picture from here

Mr A even says my picture featured in the post below looks like a spotted bush snake – but I got that photo from Wikipedia so it must be correct?  Right?  It seems as though many people make this same mistake.

Anyway – just to let you know – Mr Snakey is still resident in our veranda roof.  Maybe he will be gone when we get home……..

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3 thoughts on “A case of mistaken identity?

  1. Sounds like the same problem we have with coral snakes and milk snakes. 😉 Well, let’s hope it’s the non-venomous snake that’s gone when you get back.

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  2. Do you have any idea of my total snake phobia??? Opening your blog is like some kind of “confront your worst fears” therapy!!! We had a totally for sure boomslang in our tree in front of the house last year and I still have the shudders! I did make my poor daughter sit and watch it devour a bird – to make sure it didn’t vanish while we found the cats and brought them into the house – so I probably deserve your punishment! Glad your visitor might not be deadly!

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    • Sorry Annie 🙂 – as you can see I am rather fixated on this darn snake. I have confirmed last night that is definitely a green bush snake because it has a bright blue tongue. I could not see him last night so he may have left us alone.

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