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[BACK IN STOCK] The Reptiles of the Limpopo Province and Kruger National Park Their Ecology, Behaviour and Distribution

The Reptiles of the Limpopo Province and Kruger National Park Their Ecology, Behaviour and Distribution by Ruan Stander The Kruger National Park is home to 125 of South Africa’s 434 species. All except six of these living gems also occur in the Limpopo Province, from which a staggering total of 204 species are known. The […]

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How to identify a Cape Cobra

Cape Cobra and how to identify them. The Cape Cobra is Africa’s most venomous Cobra Field Notes: A large, impressive cobra, which is arguably one of the most variable in colour and abundant venomous snakes in the Western Cape,. It is often referred to as the most venomous snake in Africa. Although a nervous snake […]

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Snakes Of The Western Cape

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.

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Snakes Of Cape Town

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]