Snakes and weaver nests2014-04-11 (503)
Snakes are common predators of weaver eggs and chicks, and there are quite a few PHOWN records of snakes searching through weaver nests for food. The most recent records are of a Boomslang (PHOWN 9447) and a Cape Cobra (PHOWN 9446) in Sociable Weaver nests. These were submitted by Jacky Spiby, while helping with Sociable Weaver Research at Benfontein farm.
Previous records of snakes in PHOWN may be viewed here:
If you have a photo of snake predation on weaver nests, please submit to both ReptileMAP and PHOWN at the Virtual Museum upload site.