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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Amphibians, Dangerous Snakes, Durban, Gauteng, Herpetology, herping, Kwa Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga, Photography, Reptiles, snakes, South Africa, Southern Africa, Venomous, Western Cape, Zululand

Spring: Here Come The Frogs and Snakes!

Spring is just around the corner and soon the snakes will be too! With the eastern parts of South Africa being summer rainfall regions the onset of spring brings relief from the dry cool winters, for Kwa-Zulu Natal, the Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo, the North West and Mpumalanga. During the winter months most amphibians are […]

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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 […]

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

THERE’S A MAMBA IN MY CAR!

BLACK MAMBA CRAWLS IN DURBAN MANS CAR. On Friday 12th April at around 16:45pm a local Clare Estate resident west of Durban sees a small grey snake which he thinks is a Black Mamba on his drive way. The resident who had previously called me to assist with a few Mozambique Spitting Cobras from his […]