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Amphibians, Dangerous Snakes, Durban, Gauteng, Herpetology, herping, Kwa Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga, Photography, Reptiles, snakes, South Africa, Southern Africa, Venomous, Western Cape, Zululand

Spring: Here Come The Frogs and Snakes!

Spring is just around the corner and soon the snakes will be too! With the eastern parts of South Africa being summer rainfall regions the onset of spring brings relief from the dry cool winters, for Kwa-Zulu Natal, the Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo, the North West and Mpumalanga. During the winter months most amphibians are […]

Dangerous Snakes, Durban, Eastern Cape, Kwa Zulu Natal, Photography, Reptiles, snakes, South Africa, Southern Africa

Night Adder or Egg Eater.

Rhombic Night Adder and Rhombic Egg Eater. How to tell the differences between these two common and often misidentified snakes. Rhombic Night Adder – Causus rhombeatus These venomous snakes bite a lot of people, typically who underestimate their demeanour and venom potency. Being mostly active during the day, a short robust snake (average 50-60cm) which […]

Black Mamba
Black Mamba, Dangerous Snakes, Durban, Herpetology, Kwa Zulu Natal, Photography, South Africa, Southern Africa

THERE’S A MAMBA IN MY CAR!

BLACK MAMBA CRAWLS IN DURBAN MANS CAR. On Friday 12th April at around 16:45pm a local Clare Estate resident west of Durban sees a small grey snake which he thinks is a Black Mamba on his drive way. The resident who had previously called me to assist with a few Mozambique Spitting Cobras from his […]

Black Mamba Tyrone Ping
Black Mamba, Dangerous Snakes, Photography, South Africa

Baby Black Mamba Kills Two Dogs – Home Owners Narrow Escape!

Baby Black Mamba Kills Two Dogs – Home Owners Narrow Escape! HOME OWNERS NARROW ESCAPE AS BLACK MAMBA KILLS TWO DOGS. Late yesterday afternoon I received a panicked call from a resident in the Pinetown area about a black mamba in their garden. The home owner has seen his two Yorkshire Terriers investigating something and […]

Adventure, Africa, Dangerous Snakes, Field Trips, Herpetology, Photography, Reptiles, Road Life, South Africa, Travel

The Namaqualand Road Trip – Part Two

Part Two This is the second part of a four part trip to Namaqualand you can catch the first instillment here. This part details my time in Springbok with good fried Adries Cilliers as we travel around Spingbok and surrounds searching for reptiles. DAY 4 Augrabies Falls National Park To Spingbok I made the  2.5 hour […]

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Adventure, Africa, Dangerous Snakes, Desert, Harmless Snakes, Namibia, Photography, Road Life, Travel, Uncategorized

Namibia – The Great Adventure Part 3

25/11/2017 Another earlier morning, I photographed and caught a few Namib Rock Agama’s, Boulton’s Day Geckos and Barnard’s Namib Day Geckos and a few more Marbled Rubber frogs. Then released all of the geckos and agamas headed to the main house and chatted with Rene over some tea. We then walked around where she often […]

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Africa, Dangerous Snakes, Harmless Snakes, Herpetology, Reptiles, snakes, South Africa

Snakes in South Africa

Common Snakes In South Africa. There are currently approximately 170 species and sub-species of snakes found in South Africa. Although the chances of you encountering a snake in the wild are relatively uncommon. Including people such as avid hikers, hunters , fisherman and cyclists. In most cases you may catch a glimpse of a snake […]