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

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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Adventure, Africa, Amphibians, Bradypodion, Chameleon, Eastern Cape, Field Trips, Frogs, Harmless Snakes, Herpetology, herping, Karoo, Kwa Zulu Natal, Lizards, Photography, Reptiles, Road Life, snakes, South Africa, Southern Africa, Travel, Venomous, Western Cape

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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Adventure, Africa, Amphibians, Cobra, herping, Kwa Zulu Natal, Lizards, Lowveld, Reptiles, Road Life, snakes, South Africa

A Trip To The Lowveld.

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 […]

Dangerous Snakes, Durban, Eastern Cape, Kwa Zulu Natal, Photography, Reptiles, snakes, South Africa, Southern Africa

Night Adder or Egg Eater.

Rhombic Night Adder and Rhombic Egg Eater. How to tell the differences between these two common and often misidentified snakes. Rhombic Night Adder – Causus rhombeatus These venomous snakes bite a lot of people, typically who underestimate their demeanour and venom potency. Being mostly active during the day, a short robust snake (average 50-60cm) which […]

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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, Photography, South Africa

Baby Black Mamba Kills Two Dogs – Home Owners Narrow Escape!

Baby Black Mamba Kills Two Dogs – Home Owners Narrow Escape! HOME OWNERS NARROW ESCAPE AS BLACK MAMBA KILLS TWO DOGS. Late yesterday afternoon I received a panicked call from a resident in the Pinetown area about a black mamba in their garden. The home owner has seen his two Yorkshire Terriers investigating something and […]

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Adventure, Africa, Bradypodion, Field Trips, Harmless Snakes, Herpetology, Karoo, Lizards, Photography, Reptiles, Road Life, Social Media, South Africa

The Namaqualand Road Trip – Part Four

The Namaqualand Road Trip – Part Four The fourth and final instalment of my road trip through Namaqualand you can catch the third part here. This narrative starts off as Andries and I leave McDougalls Bay and head towards Cape Town – sort of! DAY 9 McDougalls Bay via Spingbok to Oudtshoorn! Now the best part of planning […]