Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

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Re: Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:16 pm

Great stuff, thanks for sharing! I sure hope to make it there someday... Sooo much to see!
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Re: Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Postby miguel santos » Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:15 am

Yes, Great pictures and what a great job you have.
Nice to see so many snakes on a post.
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Re: Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Postby Martti Niskanen » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:22 pm

Not fair starting a report with Amblyodipsas :)

I see you posted this on FHF as well. Great post with some wonderful species. I'm due KZN, but not for a good while. Apparently forest cobras are really common around there, which one wouldn't really expect for a large species. I guess the abundance of puffadders to feed on keeps the population strong.

Nice stuff, an keep 'em coming.
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Re: Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Postby Nick Evans » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:36 pm

Thanks again guys!

Martti, when you plan on coming down let me know!
Yes, Forest Cobras are really common. They mainly eat toads, as there's PLENTY about, but they love rodents too and I'm sure they won't say no to a Puff Adder!
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Re: Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Postby Bobby Bok » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:19 pm

Amazing... simply amazing! Have you ever been herping in Malawi and/or Zambia?
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Re: Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Postby Nick Evans » Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:50 pm

Thanks Bobby!

No I haven't, but I'd love to! I've always wanted to make a trip to Zambia especially. Looks like a beautiful country with beautiful wildlife.
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Re: Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Postby GertJan Verspui » Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:31 am

Fantastic area, I want to come over!!! When is the best time of the year to find loads of snakes in your area? Photos are very nice also, like others said, keep them coming!! Thanks!
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Re: Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Postby Nick Evans » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:15 am

Hey GertJan

The end of January-February is probably the best time as that's the warmest time of year. But anywhere from December up until April are pretty good too.
Glad you like the photos!
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Re: Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:27 am

Nick Evans wrote:The end of January-February is probably the best time as that's the warmest time of year. But anywhere from December up until April are pretty good too.

Interesting - usually the warmest time of year is not the best snake time. What kind of temperatures are there in that warmest time (day max and night)? How much of the snake hunt goes on at night?
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Re: Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Postby GertJan Verspui » Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:51 pm

Thanks Nick, so an other perfect winter/early spring trip option for most of us!! :idea:
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