Saturday, 16 August 2014

SATURDAY CRITTERS - CHALLENGE -what is this animal?

For those that do not know, I am in Africa, so what animal is this for Eileen’s meme today?  I am linking this post with SATURDAY CRITTERS.



Yesterday, the gardener found a poisonous snake in the garden and of course I went out to photograph it.   He had killed it.  It was not very big and the first shots are its front and the rest are its underside.  

The  other day I had gone on to scrub land as I knew there were small birds there and when I got home Judith told me about the snakes that were around so, even though I want to see and photograph birds, I am not going to be that foolish to get bitten and die!!!









Thank you for visiting and I am sure most have guessed correctly what animal the first shots was however I will give the answer on tomorrow’s post.

Many thanks for all the comments left on any of my posts.

24 comments:

  1. I think by the tongue the animal is a giraffe. I look forward to your other photos from Africa Margaret. I wonder what kind of snake that was.

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  2. Ewww...you know, I have always thought snakes are evil. I guess because of the satan connection in Genesis. I cannot imagine what animal that is in the first picture! Just for fun I will say a giraffe.

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  3. I love that first shot. Not so keen on the snakes - luckily we don't have any in NZ.

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  4. I'm not sure what the mystery animal is - some kind of antelope?

    I would love to know the ID of the mystery snake too! Every little critter in Africa would interest me, though I also think I'd be hesitant to walk off into the scrub alone!

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  5. Margaret, I have no idea! I see whiskers and maybe a tongue? It is best to stay away from the snakes..Take care where you walk.. Thank you for sharing your post with Saturday's Critters..Have a happy weekend!

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  6. ...what kind of snake was it Margaret?

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  7. Is this a giraffe? Enjoy your trip!

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  8. Is it a giraffe? I sure has a long tongue!

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  9. Snakes are never my friend, even though some will tell you how great they are at contributing to the environment. Ugh!

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  10. I guess the snake might be an Atractaspis bibronii (Southern stiletto snake, Bibron's burrowing asp). Although its eyes are kind of big for that...
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  11. i'm guessing giraffe on the top. :)

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  12. My guess is a giraffe. Have a wonderful time with your family!

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  13. Cool shot of the mystery animal! Thought camel/dromedary at first then noticed the pointed tongue. Going with giraffe. The snake is my favorite type of poisonous snake, dead. Had a couple on non poisonous snakes in my garden for years. Would always startle me when I would uncover them. High top boots would make adventures a little safer. Take care and continue to enjoy!

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  14. I thought giraffe too. I guess the farmer knows his venomous snakes, but its little head looks harmless. I'd better stay out of Africa!

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  15. I guess I would wear high boots and carry a hoe or other weapon. I like non-poisonous snakes though, I encourage them in my garden to keep down the pests.

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  16. Could it be an Okapi?
    Peace :)

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  17. I'll have to say giraffe too. Venomous snakes? Be careful.

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  18. please be careful when you are out and about.

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  19. Brrrrrr, Snakes? I do not like these creatures.
    I do not know what kind of animal ...
    Have a great holiday in Africa. Watch out for snakes!
    Greetings.

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  20. Great shots Margaret! I don't mind snakes as long as they are not venomous. Could it be a camel,... probably not, more like a giraffe.

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  21. That is pretty scary! You have to be alert there, that is for sure.
    There are a lot of rattlesnakes around here. They are very poisonous, but usually warn you with a rattle, before you get too close.

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