Black Mamba
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 […]

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 […]

Zululand
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 […]

Africa, Kwa Zulu Natal, Limpopo, Photography, South Africa, Southern Africa

You Could Get Bitten! Don’t Confuse These Snakes.

Commonly Confused Snakes That You Should Get To Know In South Africa To Avoid Being Bitten! There are countless snakes picked up and handled by the public and amateur snake handlers daily across South Africa and Africa. Most of these encounters are fortunately harmless/mildly venomous snakes but a small percentage of these snakes are venomous and […]

Africa, Durban, Harmless Snakes, Herpetology, Kwa Zulu Natal, Photography, Reptiles, snakes, Social Media, South Africa, Southern Africa

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 […]

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. […]

Bradypodion, Chameleon, Herpetology, Kwa Zulu Natal, Reptiles

Chameleons in Durban

The Chameleons of Durban. People often speak of how common chameleons used to be in Durban, often saying they’ve not seen chameleons in years. The truth is there are many factors which affect negatively chameleons. From pesticides, domestic animals decimating local populations causing these animals to become “locally” extinct in suburban gardens to some extent. […]

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. The Green Snakes 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 […]