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 […]

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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 […]

Snakes Of South Africa | Tyrone Ping
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 […]

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Green Snakes of South Africa

There are 6 species of commonly seen green snakes in South Africa. Green Snake species 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 Common […]

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Common Harmless Snakes Of South Africa

Following on the success of the Common Snakes of Durban post that was compiled here is a much broader spectrum to cover South Africa. This insert below will touch on these medically insignificant snakes, which include harmless (non-venomous) as well as the common mildly venomous snakes which the average South African may come across on a […]

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St Lucia – December 2017

The days leading up to this have been rather dismal,  loads of rain and generally typically summer weather meant there was little in the ways of reptile activity in and around Durban. I decided late on Friday afternoon after packing a few things and finishing up with some work to head out to St Lucia. […]

Prosymna janii - Mozambique Shovel Snout.
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Prosymna janii – Mozambique Shovel-Snout.

Prosymna janii – Mozambique Shovel-Snout. This species is a nocturnal burrower, inhabiting coastal dune forest, coastal forest, woodland or grassland areas (Marais 1992). It is known to feed on hard-shelled gecko (Lygodactylus and Hemidactylus) eggs (Broadley 1992). Marais (1992) states that this snake may be threatened by the extensive use of off-road vehicles and by […]

Bradypodion transvaalense| Transvaal Dwarf Chameleon | Tyrone Ping
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Mpumalanga – Field trip November 2017

Its been a while It has been two years since I’ve visited Mpumalanga on a herping related trip, the previous trip was a huge success with a decent species count and a good few new species I’d not photographed before so I was really hoping this trip would produce similar results. A few months in […]