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 […]

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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Adventure, Africa, Bradypodion, Desert, Field Trips, Herpetology, Photography, Reptiles, Road Life, Social Media, South Africa, Southern Africa, Travel

The Namaqualand Road Trip – Part Three

Part Three This is the third instalment of a four part trip to Namaqualand road trip you can catch the second part here. This narrative starts off as Andries and I leave Springbok and head towards the West Coast. DAY 6 Springbok to McDougalls Bay Bay via Port Nolloth. We left the sweltering heat and dry heat […]

Adventure, Africa, Dangerous Snakes, Field Trips, Herpetology, Photography, Reptiles, Road Life, South Africa, Travel

The Namaqualand Road Trip – Part Two

Part Two This is the second part of a four part trip to Namaqualand you can catch the first instillment here. This part details my time in Springbok with good fried Adries Cilliers as we travel around Spingbok and surrounds searching for reptiles. DAY 4 Augrabies Falls National Park To Spingbok I made the  2.5 hour […]

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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. […]