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Re: bothropthalmus information


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Posted by Harekundam on October 01, 2001 at 07:31:53:

In Reply to: bothropthalmus information posted by Tom on December 19, 2000 at 18:01:56:

Tom,

This snake lifes in Western Africa from at least Ghana onwards to the Cameroon and down to Gabon, parts of Zaire and as you already know Uganda. It is a secretive snake that is not cought often by snaketrappers. It lifes in moist places like streams and ponds in the forests.

Appearance: Belly is bright red and back and dorsel body is black with 3 red stripes on the back and 2 on the dorsal side. It's head is orange/yellowish in smaal babies it can sometimes be white?

It's not venomous so far as I know and it could be ophistoglype but I don't know for sure. It eats small rodents like mice and shrews, but it would not suprise me if they also eat small amphibians if they get the change.

Unfortunatly not much is know about these beautifull snake, and as far as I know it is not kept in captivaty?

Hoped I have helped you abit.


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