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Adventure, Africa, Amphibians, Cobra, herping, Kwa Zulu Natal, Lizards, Lowveld, Reptiles, Road Life, snakes, South Africa

A Trip To The Lowveld.

Winter Herping In The Lowveld With yet another long-weekend I made plans and set off for a few days in the Lowveld based in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. Where I met up with Theo Busschau and Adriaan Jordaan. Leaving Nelspruit we heading towards Lisbon where we’d hope to find Swazi Rock Snakes and a few other reptiles […]

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 […]

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Durban, Herpetology, Kwa Zulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Naja, Photography, Reptiles, snakes, Social Media, South Africa, Southern Africa, Western Cape, Zululand

Snake Bite In South Africa

The Top Three Snakes Responsible For Medically Significant Snake Bites In South Africa. Snake bites in South Africa are not as common as you would think, annually less than 12 people per annum die as a result of a venomous snake bite in South Africa. To put it into perspective more people die from allergic […]

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Adventure, Amphibians, Bradypodion, Cape Town, Chameleon, Field Trips, frog, Frogs, Herpetology, Photography, Reptiles, Scelotes, snakes, South Africa, Western Cape

Winter Herping In The Western Cape

Winter Herping In the Western Cape. With a long weekend looming I took another day off and made it an extended long weekend for my trip to Cape Town for some Winter Herping. Arriving on Friday evening to a particular cold Cape Town we made plans for Saturday. I met with a friend Theo Busschau […]

Adventure, Africa, Field Trips, Harmless Snakes, Herpetology, Kwa Zulu Natal, Lizards, Photography, Reptiles, snakes, South Africa, Southern Africa, Zululand

In Review: My Top 12 Photos of 2018

In Review: My Top 12 Photos of 2018! A short snap shot into some of my personal favourite images and finds throughout the year. Some of the images are really about the animals and in other instances it’s the story behind them or just the look and feel of the image that stood out. 2018 […]

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Adventure, Africa, Harmless Snakes, Herpetology, Kwa Zulu Natal, Photography, Reptiles, Road Life, snakes, South Africa, Zululand

Hluhluwe and St Lucia – Another Summer Herping Weekend

St Lucia Awaits. While I’ve been through to St Lucia several times this summer already I made a beeline to join good friend Theo Busschau¬†and Lindsay in St Lucia over the weekend in early December while he was making his way back from Stellenbosch in the Western Cape to Nelspruit. I left Durban late Friday […]

Africa, Durban, Harmless Snakes, Herpetology, Kwa Zulu Natal, Photography, Reptiles, snakes, Social Media, South Africa, Southern Africa

Green Snakes of Durban

The Green Snakes Of Durban and Kwa-Zulu Natal If you’ve seen a thin green snake in your garden in Kwa Zulu Natal chances are it’s NOT a Green Mamba or Boomslang, but rather of one the four harmless green snakes. Including the 6 green snakes there are eighty-three different types of snakes found in Kwa-Zulu […]

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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 […]

Adventure, Africa, Chameleon, Desert, Field Trips, Namibia, Photography, Reptiles, Road Life, snakes, Southern Africa, Travel

Namibia – The great adventure Part 1

It’s finally time, Friday morning I make my way to  O R Tambo International get my boarding pass, go through immigration and find out my boarding gate is basically in Lanseria airport that’s how far it was on the opposite side of the airport! Only to get to the boarding gate my flight is delayed […]

Durban, Eastern Cape, Green Snakes, Harmless Snakes, Herpetology, Kwa Zulu Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Photography, Reptiles, snakes, South Africa, Southern Africa, Travel, Western Cape

Green Snakes of South Africa

There are 6 species of commonly seen green snakes in South Africa. The Green Snakes commonly seen include. HARMLESS GREEN SNAKES: Spotted Bush Snake – Philothamnus semivariegatus Green Water Snake – Philothamnus hoplogaster Eastern Natal Green Snake – Philothamnus natalensis¬† Western Natal Green Snake – Philothamnus occidentalis VENOMOUS GREEN SNAKES: Green Mamba – Dendroaspis angusticeps […]