Bush snake caught in Hyde ParkBush snake caught in Hyde Park

first_imgA Spotted Bush Snake was caught on Sunday in the Hyde Park area by Eugene Jonck and Rina van Vuuren, who received a phone call from a resident who was too scared to go near it.This snake is an excellent climber. It can be found in bushes, trees, on walls, or even gliding between cracks in bricks. It is also sometimes found on the ground. According to Eugene, this is a beautiful snake that will often be found in and around homes, especially in KZN. The main reason for this is that it’s looking for geckos to eat. This snake can easily climb trees and even brick walls, and is quite a fast-moving reptile. When disturbed, it will move away fast and in short bursts to the nearest cover.If it is cornered or when it becomes defensive, it will inflate its neck (like some other snakes) and the blue skin in between the scales will be visible. This makes it look more dangerous, almost like a Boomslang.A Spotted Bush Snake will bite if cornered.Eugene and Rina found the snake slithering between the branches and leaves of a tree.“Many people mistake this snake for a venomous Boomslang,” says Eugene. The duo captured the non-venomous snake and relocated it 60km from town. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img

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