For The Snake Lovers

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    The Gaboon Vipers are found in Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Africa coastal forests and savannas of sub-Saharan Africa from Guinea to South Africa.
    The Gaboon viper is a venomous snake with the longest fangs of any snake in the world, reaching up to 2 inches long. It is a heavy bodied, land-dwelling snake with very distinctive coloring. Its body is heavily patterned in tans and browns. The top of its head is tan and has a narrow brown stripe down the middle, resembling a fallen leaf and making it perfectly camouflaged in its native environment. Its fanciful colors are disruptive, and the snake quite literally vanishes among debris on the forest floor, dappled with light and shadow.
    Males and females have small differences in the size and shape of their tails.
    They eat large rodents, ground birds, and even small species of antelope.
    The Vipers head measured 5 inches across.

    Length: Male/Female 2.75-6ft
    Weight: Birth 2oz

    The Gaboon viper is a solitary animal. It is typically lethargic and relatively placid. It will often warn with a series of hisses before striking, if it has time. Once agitated, the Gaboon viper can strike extremely fast. Its venom is highly toxic, destroying the blood's ability to clot and causing severe muscle and nerve damage.

    Adult males of 36 inches and females of 48 inches are sexually mature. Up to 60 young are born, although the average litter seldom exceeds 24. The newborns are normally 10 to 12 inches in length, patterned, and colored like the adults.

    Gestation Period:12Months

    Chech out these pics.


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  2. Ace

    Ace New Member

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    More pics of the Gaboon Viper.



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  3. Buddrice

    Buddrice New Member

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    Great photos Ernest,awesome looking snake...
     
  4. janton311

    janton311 New Member

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    i'd hate to come across one of those bad boys
     
  5. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    They also have the longest fangs of all venomous snakes.
     
  6. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    Thanks, those are beautiful snakes. I love the Gaboon's, however I believe that last pic may be a close relative call the Rhinoceros viper. Not positive though.

    Eric
     
  7. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    It is amazing how much people believe what they see and read the second pic is a reticulated python.Hey I dont care how you feelabout me owning a snake.ace I respect your opinion but it has to be based on facts dont judge please.every time you get in your car to get milk.You know what could happen.So here I go pissin people off.If you dont understand it leave it alone. Enough Is Enough
     
  8. jerseycat9

    jerseycat9 New Member

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    Ace Im gonna butt heads with you cause i dont own a gun because I dont know how I would handle it.But I do own a snake Because I hknow how totreat a snake I read more about iresponsible gun owners than snake owners LAY OFF cause its in your amendment you think you can kill thousands more people than I could even if I wanted to.But I will pay the price if Im wrong nobody else unlike....SAVE FOR A BETTER THREAD
     
  9. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    Thats not a python. I'm 110% sure of that.
     
  10. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    Here I go again, This thread is way over my head.
     
  11. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Another good example of how beautiful snakes can really be.
     
  12. rednecksportsman511

    rednecksportsman511 New Member

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    Great post. Bitis gabonica, one of my favorite snakes. Fangs up to 2 in., longest of any snake. To me, they look like velvet.
     
  13. Believer

    Believer New Member

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    Nope, not a python. :smile2:
     
  14. flaboy

    flaboy New Member

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    make a GREAT lookin pair of boots!:cool2:
     
  15. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    Several years ago someone stole a Gaboon Viper from the Washington DC zoo. It bit thru the bag and they found the thief dead on a city bus. Thieves ain't the brightest stars in the sky!
     
  16. curdog

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    That thing gives me the willies!!
     
  17. wishiwasfishin

    wishiwasfishin New Member

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    dang now i have to go watch some cartoons so i can go to bed with out thinking of one of them bad boys..i should have knowed better the look at some of aces pictures before bed.:lol:
     
  18. wishiwasfishin

    wishiwasfishin New Member

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    ok have i missed something here or ya just trying to bash my buddy.where was it said that he didn't think you knowed how to handle your snake?
     
  19. Ace

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    Hey Terry I think your reading something in this tread that's not there.Where did I say any thing about you in the first place?

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  20. Ace

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    Hey Jason that sure is great looking mess of catfish you have in your avatar.good buddy.

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