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Olive Ground Snake with prey


Posted by Gavin Falck on Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:52 am

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The Olive Ground Snake is a medium-sized constrictor which is found along the southern and eastern coasts of South Africa.
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by Carol Clarke on Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:09 pm
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The snake is really the master of take-away food. For some reason I find the view of that folded back front foot as the snake swallows the rat, quite sad. More so than if we could just see the disappearing back end.

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by Ron Day on Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:35 pm
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Gavin, a bit sad, but a good nature story-telling image.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:21 am
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Well done- really shows the drama of life and death. I am always amazed at how much a snake can swallow-this definitely tells the story.
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