Africa, herping, Photography, Reptiles, South Africa, Southern Africa, Uncategorized

THE LITTLE FIVE – INSIDE AFRICA CNN DOCUMENTARY

The full length feature as seen on CNN INSIDE AFRICA “The Little Five” I was fortunate enough enough to be part of this film explaining the importance and threats towards the Natal Midlands Dwarf Chameleon and four other highly threatened species in South Africa.  The film looks into five of the small endangered or vulnerable […]

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Namaqualand Road Trip 2019: Part 2

Day 4  – Leaving Augrabies Falls National Park – Springbok (300,2km) Continuing where we left off with the second segment of a trip across Namaqualand. Around 20km from Augrabies Falls National Park we encountered our first casualty a Karoo Sand Snake and an hour or so later a Dwarf Beaked Snake. The temperatures were exceedingly […]

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

Snakes And Their Fang Structure.

SNAKES AND THEIR FANG STRUCTURE IN SOUTH AFRICA. The different species of venomous snakes have different fang structures, venom types and different delivery methods to inject their venom. The delivery methods and fang structures depend on various factors such as habits, prey and the environment where the snake lives. Essentially fangs are modified teeth and […]

Africa, Green mamba, Herpetology, Kwa Zulu Natal, Photography, Reptiles, South Africa, venomous

Eastern Green Mamba Hatching

Eastern Green Mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps) Hatching In Photos  Snakes may not be everyone’s idea of cute and cuddly animals and the truth is you should never cuddle a potentially venomous snake anyway. But you cannot help but marvel at the fascinating way these animals lay their eggs, abandon them and somehow the eggs survive the […]

Adventure, Africa, Bradypodion, Cape Town, Cobra, Dangerous Snakes, Eastern Cape, Field Trips, Harmless Snakes, Herpetology, herping, Karoo, Kwa Zulu Natal, Naja, Photography, Reptiles, snakes, South Africa, Southern Africa, Western Cape

Namaqualand Road Trip 2019: Part 1

Namaqualand Road Trip 2019: Part 1 Day 1 – Durban To Clarens (384km) The start the journey to Namaqualand began on 12th December 2019 after work on a Thursday afternoon which would be the last working day of 2019 and I couldn’t have been more excited. Much like the last day of the 4th term […]

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Trip Through the Garden Route, Baviaanskloof and Karoo.

Long Awaited Trip To The Baviaanskloof. With another public holiday in September I made the most of it and took the day before (Monday) off work so I could have a decent amount of time to get down to do this trip. Although not ideal my Canon Twin Flash system went on the brink and […]

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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 […]

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The Namaqualand Road Trip – Part Four

The Namaqualand Road Trip – Part Four The fourth and final instalment of my road trip through Namaqualand you can catch the third part here. This narrative starts off as Andries and I leave McDougalls Bay and head towards Cape Town – sort of! DAY 9 McDougalls Bay via Spingbok to Oudtshoorn! Now the best part of planning […]

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The Namaqualand Road Trip – Part Three

Part Three This is the third instalment of a four part trip to Namaqualand road trip you can catch the second part here. This narrative starts off as Andries and I leave Springbok and head towards the West Coast. DAY 6 Springbok to McDougalls Bay Bay via Port Nolloth. We left the sweltering heat and dry heat […]