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I may have hit this fellow trail user with my back wheel today at Red Barn.

 

Definitely a dark grey or dirty black in colour. Photo suggested about 1.5m?

 

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Apologies for the potato photo. It’s mostly just to see the size.

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Did it have whitesish colors under its neck?

 

. I ask cause I work in midstream and we catch A rinkals almost weekly

It was in the big jump line so I was going a far speed. The next frame on that video (at 25fps) has his head a cm or so from my tire.

 

Didn’t see his neck. Research suggests mole snake.

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That definitely looks like a blind mole snake

Blind enough to moer straight in front of me. I almost ruined a good pair of shorts ????

 

I was hoping it wasn’t the blind one. I need a good danger story!

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you will soil your shorts when you know what snake it is and its a cape cobra doing the slithering between your wheels.

 

bought the OMO

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you will soil your shorts when you know what snake it is and its a cape cobra doing the slithering between your wheels.

 

bought the OMO

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Difficult to ID from that shot, but head shape do suggest a mole snake.

 

Edit:  If so, they have a nasty bite but not venomous at all.

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My GoPro is as old as I am. 1 megapixel screenshot basically.

Wasn’t a pointy head. More a wider head tapering to round front.

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Blind enough to moer straight in front of me. I almost ruined a good pair of shorts

 

I was hoping it wasn’t the blind one. I need a good danger story!

 

NEVER EVER let facts ruin a good braai story ....  :eek:

 

 

Not sure I will wait to identify it before ruining my pants ...  :whistling:  :ph34r:

 

 

 

Few weeks back we are doing B Spot, just past the horse stables .... And Maritz STOPS in the trail, when I ask him why .... "Ek dink hier het nou n slang in die bos in gegaan" - Right NEXT to where he is standing ....  :eek:   Thankfully I managed to keep my pitch ... when I suggested we carry on riding as others are catching up ....  :ph34r:   Most importantly, he has not mentioned this to his mom ....  :whistling:

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