Bibron’s Stiletto Snake (Atractaspis bibronii)
Africa, Durban, Herpetology, Kwa Zulu Natal, Limpopo, Photography, Reptiles, South Africa, Travel

Stiletto Snake – Don’t Get Bitten!

Bibron’s Stiletto Snake – Atractaspis bibronii  One of the top three most common snakes responsible for venomous snake bites in South Africa. With the onset of summer rains across the Eastern parts of South Africa, will bring out the Stiletto Snakes as they are flushed out from saturated grounds and come to the surface after heavy rains. […]

Namibia | tyrone Ping |
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 […]

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 […]

Adventure, Africa, Bradypodion, Cape Town, Chameleon, Desert, Durban, Eastern Cape, Field Trips, Herpetology, Karoo, Kwa Zulu Natal, Lizards, Mpumalanga, Namibia, Photography, Reptiles, Road Life, South Africa, Southern Africa, Travel, Western Cape

Chameleons Of South Africa

Something so obscure as wanting to find these tiny lizards all across South Africa sounded like an impossible task. But I’m the kind of person that goes all into these types of challenges – Is it even achievable? I’ve always had this fascination with chameleons since I was a child, growing up in Durban chameleons were […]

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. 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 […]

Adventure, Africa, Desert, Field Trips, Herpetology, Namibia, Photography, Reptiles, Southern Africa, Travel

Namib Web-Footed Gecko (Pachydactylus rangei)

Pachydactyus rangei  Namib Web-Footed Gecko. Being nocturnal, these geckos live mostly nestled in deep burrows in the desert sand where there is a moderate amount of moisture during the day. They venture out to the surface only when the desert’s temperature has dropped at night. We found several adult geckos on the tarred roads adjustment […]

Phrynomantis annectens | Marbled Rubber Frog | Tyrone Ping | Namibia
Africa, Field Trips, Herpetology, Namibia, Photography, Southern Africa, Travel

Phrynomantis annectens (Marbled Rubber Frog)

The Marbled Rubber Frog (Phrynomantis annectens) ranges from southwestern Angola, south through western and southern Namibia to the northern part of the Northern Cape Province, South Africa. It occurs from 600-1,200 m asl. It is a species adapted to arid environments, and is closely associated with inselbergs and other rock exposures. It breeds in temporary […]

Adventure, Africa, Desert, Herpetology, Namibia, Photography, Reptiles, Southern Africa, Travel

Bitis peringueyi – Peringuey’s Adder

Peringuey’s Adder (Bitis peringueyi) Peringuey’s Adder (Bitis peringueyi) These snakes described as common and inhabits undisturbed deserts. A small snake with an average total length of 20–25 cm, its maximum recorded total length is 32 cm. The head is short and flat with eyes located on top of the head. The head is covered with […]

Bradypodion, Chameleon, Field Trips, Kwa Zulu Natal, Photography, Reptiles, Road Life, snakes, Travel

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. […]