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post #1 of 21 Old Sep 22nd, 2011, 4:52 pm Thread Starter
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What kind of snake is this?

Got this picture uploaded to me from a friend who took this outside his house. Not in the U.S.
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Re: What kind of snake is this?

Python most likely if not a propped up fire hose

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Re: What kind of snake is this?

concensus is as the picture was taken in Zimbabwe, it is either a black mamba or an eastern brown. not too sure about the eastern brown . He said it was close to 4 meters long.

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Re: What kind of snake is this?

That's the classic BMF snake.
That's all I need to know to stay away from it.
Truth is I even stay away from LMF snakes.


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Re: What kind of snake is this?

A Damn Big One!!!! Don't like snakes.. That one looks like it could eat my by bike..

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Re: What kind of snake is this?

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concensus is as the picture was taken in Zimbabwe, it is either a black mamba or an eastern brown. not too sure about the eastern brown . He said it was close to 4 meters long.
Yea being in Africa a Black mamba is about right ... without reference hard to really grasp it's size. Does look like a Big Mofo like others are saying.

Yea .. BIG snakes
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Re: What kind of snake is this?

The kind I'd greet with gun fire. First choice being a 12 gauge with #4 buckshot.

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I've been told that you can stand in front of one of those with a rifle barrel pointed at it. Sway the barrel back and forth, and he'll move with it, thus lining himself up for the shot. Just squeeze the trigger and you're assured of a perfect head shot.
How's about you give that a try and let us know how it worked?
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Are you sure there isn't a Zimbabwe male on the right just out of the camera shot? Or is that just a myth?

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Re: What kind of snake is this?

We'd just call that a BFS!

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Makes no difference to me what kind of BFS it is, it will get a plenty wide berth from me

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Rifle?

Nope, shotgun, put as many holes as possible in the shortest time possible. Make a big mess quick.

Claymore mine, flame thrower, WP grenade, M249 might all be acceptable substitutes.

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Re: What kind of snake is this?

According to Wiki, Black Mambas can grow up to 4.5 meters long, can deliver up to 400 mg of venom (it only takes 15 to kill a human) and they are the fastest snakes in the world (can move up to 12 mph). They can also become very aggressive and will move with up to a third of their body off the ground.

Yeah, I think we're talking semi-auto shotgun here....

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Re: What kind of snake is this?

I know if my dad was still alive, he would cut it's head off with a shovel . He cut the heads off a lot of snakes over the years, he would say that they stuck there tongue out at him ... so he would take the shovel to them

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According to Wiki, Black Mambas can grow up to 4.5 meters long, can deliver up to 400 mg of venom (it only takes 15 to kill a human) and they are the fastest snakes in the world (can move up to 12 mph). They can also become very aggressive and will move with up to a third of their body off the ground.

Yeah, I think we're talking semi-auto shotgun here....
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Re: What kind of snake is this?

80 year old woman lives next door....
Keeps a sharpened hoe down by the dock for water moccasins (sp?)
Last month she saw one out on the golf course and brained it w/ her driver....

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The kind that needs to be killed before it swallows a school bus!

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I went to a boarding school in Zimbabwe from 1968 to 1971 - it was still called Rhodesia back then. The school was 40 miles from the nearest city; all we had close to us was a gas station, post office and a hotel. There wasn't much to do at the weekends apart from going for walks in the bush. Some of the pupils were in the "Wildlife" club and allowed to catch snakes which they brought back to the school to keep in a snake pit.

A few months before I left, 4 boys found a 13ft python trying to swallow a small deer. They caught the snake and carried it back to the school. Everyone was crowding around to look at it, and even although it wasn't touching the ground, it could still manage to surge forward a few feet dragging the 4 boys with it, hissing at everyone. It was one pissed-off python. They had to get a special license to keep it.

A few years after I left, I heard a story about another snake that some of the pupils found. They didn't know what it was, but managed to catch it anyway and bring it back. The teacher in charge of the Wildlife club identified it as soon as saw it - a black mamba. I don't know how they caught it, and I don't know how they managed to put it down, but I imagine there were a few anxious minutes as they decided what to do.

The school closed in 1975, but I'm still in touch with a few former pupils. Interesting times back then.

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I believe this is where my avatar could come in handy

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I know if my dad was still alive, he would cut it's head off with a shovel . He cut the heads off a lot of snakes over the years, he would say that they stuck there tongue out at him ... so he would take the shovel to them
Your dad would certainly have some big brass ones to get that close to that kind of snake with a shovel.

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It would need to be ashovel with a big bucket and cab.. Just saying..

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