A few finds from Northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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A few finds from Northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Postby Nick Evans » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:56 am

Hi all,

I recently spent a bit of time in the northern parts of my home province, KwaZulu-Natal. The area is renown for being the 'diversity hot-spot' of the country. I didn't have too much luck this trip, although I think the drought, which has crippled the area for the past year or two, has affected activity.
Still, I did manage to see a few cool things!

Black File Snake (Gonionotophis nyassae)
This is only the second individual I've ever seen. It was right outside my cabin!

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Marbled Tree Snake (Dipsadoboa aulica)
Found by my friend in the shower.

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Vine Snake (Thelotornis capensis)
Staff, at the one place that I was staying at, were getting their slingshots ready to kill this beaut. I tried to photograph it, but only managed to get one or two shots before needing to remove it.

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Brown House Snake (Boaedon capensis)

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Rhombic Egg-eater (Dasypeltis scabra)

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Van Dam's Worm Lizard (Zygaspis vandami)

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Flap-necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis)

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Mottled Shovel-nosed Frog (Hemisus marmoratus)

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African Bullfrog (Pyxiecephalus edulis)

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Shovel-footed Squeaker (Arthroleptis stenodactylus)

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Brown-backed Tree Frog (Leptopelis mossambicus)

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Hope you enjoyed the post!

Regards,
Nick Evans
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Re: A few finds from Northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Postby Pablo Deschepper » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:56 am

Thanks for sharing. I love the file snake, makes me think of Xenodermus a little bit :D
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Re: A few finds from Northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Postby Gabriel Martínez » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:10 pm

Great as usual Nick! It´s incredible that Gonionotophis with this calm aspect are puff adder, cobra, mamba and other snakes eaters!

Your worm snakes looks really similar to our meditearrenan Blanus
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Re: A few finds from Northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Postby Mario Schweiger » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:39 am

Gabriel Martínez wrote:Your worm snakes looks really similar to our meditearrenan Blanus


worm lizard ;)
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