SNAKES OF THE WESTERN CAPE. The Western Cape covers approximately 129 462 km² and is home to forty-one species of snakes, twelve are venomous and bites are considered medical emergencies, nine are venomous but not considered dangerous and nineteen species are non-venomous.
Snakes Of Cape Town While the western cape is only home to around 42 species of snakes of which most are completely harmless and only half a dozen or so are considered to be dangerous and capable of inflicting a bite which would require serious medical attention. With Cape Town being surrounded by wide open […]
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 […]
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 […]
A Guide To The Cobras Of South Africa. There are 5 species of true cobras of the genus Naja that are found in South Africa, of these 5 species only two are capable of spitting or spraying their venom. SNOUTED COBRA – NAJA ANNULIFERA BROWN FOREST COBRA – NAJA SUBFULVA MOZAMBIQUE SPITTING COBRA – NAJA […]