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 […]

Bradypodion, Chameleon, Lizards, Photography, Reptiles, Road Life, Scelotes, Travel

Field work in the lesser known Kwa-Zulu Natal nature reserves.

Over the last 9 days a friend Theo Busschau and I ventured into some of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa’s lesser explored Nature Reserves and historical records looking for two specific species. Afroedura pondolia – Pondo Flat Gecko. Leptotyphlops sylvicolus – Southern Forest Thread Snake. The major issue is some records were over 35years old and […]

Lizards, Photography, Scelotes, Travel

Scelotes inornatus – Durban Dwarf Burrowing Skink.

Scelotes inornatus. Distribution: Endemic to South Africa and limited to the greater Durban area of KwaZulu-Natal, from the Durban beachfront (next to the old FitzSimons Snake Park) in the north to Scottburgh in the south, and as far inland as Woodlands/Montclair. The published localities (Broadley 1994) on the northern and southern banks of the Umgeni […]

Lizards, Photography, Reptiles, Scelotes, Travel

Scelotes bipes – Silvery Burrowing Skink.

Scelotes bipes – Silvery Burrowing Skink. Is a South African endemic that occurs in the Western Cape from Mossel Bay to near Saldanha Bay, with records from Robben Island. There appear be be five distinct subpopulations of these Scelotes, with substantial gaps between some of them. Text Source: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/44979043/0