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Offline Gary

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« on: November 30, 2008, 11:58 AM »
Can anyone id this little fella please?

The photo was taken yesterday. I live in a small village called Sedella in the Sierra Tejeda near Malaga.

Many thanks
Gary

Offline Jesus Contreras

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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2008, 14:17 PM »
Culebra de escalera...
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2008, 18:27 PM »
Hi Gary,

This has to be a first for Jesus to get an ID wrong ??? .... He must be busy or lost his glasses :)

Your snake is a horseshoe whip snake... Definitely taking over in the commonest snake that people encounter...

More info at...
http://www.wildsideholidays.com/natural/reptiles-and-amphibians/300-horse-shoe-whip-snake-coluber-hippocrepis-culebra-herradura.html

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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2008, 18:46 PM »
I was going to say that (only because of my post the other day) but I wasnt brave enough to post it. Promise to have another go next time.

Maria

Offline Gary

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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2008, 19:06 PM »
I must say it's the first time I've heard a guy called Jesus to be wrong!!

Many thanks for the ID folks...

Gary :)


Offline Jesus Contreras

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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2008, 19:08 PM »
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SORRY VERY MUCH... Thanks Clive et al.... really I lost my glasses, and I don´t know what were I thinking about when I said ESCALERA  instead of HERRADURA....


I suppose it are the years passing through me ...  sorry sorry sorry....    :speechless: :speechless: :speechless:

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