Northern Cape Herping

Re: Northern Cape Herping

Postby Rob » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:15 am

The end of an era. Or maybe just put on hold for a bit?

Good luck in JHB, it had better be worth it :)
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Re: Northern Cape Herping

Postby mgiddings » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:32 am

What a post...hopefully it will keep going :)

Best topic on the site for me.

Thanks West, I am sure everybody here appreciates your posts.
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Re: Northern Cape Herping

Postby Westley Price » Wed Jan 05, 2011 3:38 pm

I spent a shorttime on the West Coast over the holidays and myself and a buddy went looking for Bitis schneideri to photograph.

Within an hour we found 2 animals and traack of many more. Very cool.

Here is a picture of a "lay-in" as my friend called it. If you look closely, you can see the position where the head was resting and the exit trail.

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And here is a picture of a very large female we found. She might have been pregnant.

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And lastly, a nice habitat shot.

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Re: Northern Cape Herping

Postby Mitton » Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:06 pm

Nice shots!
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Re: Northern Cape Herping

Postby it_bit_me » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:06 pm

Hi Wes. Did you post a Cape cobra picture?
If I'm gonna be an old, lonely man, I'm gonna need a thing, you know, a hook, like that guy on the subway who eats his own face. So I figure I'll be Crazy Man with a Snake, y'know. Crazy Snake Man. And I'll get more snakes, call them my babies, kids won't walk past my place, they will run. "Run away from Crazy Snake Man, " they'll shout!”
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Re: Northern Cape Herping

Postby Westley Price » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:08 pm

Uhm, I'm not sure if I posted a Cape Cobra picture.

You're welcome to go through all 19 pages of this thread to check ;)
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Re: Northern Cape Herping

Postby Durban Keeper » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:55 pm

Incredible photo's. very beautiful snake & such stunning habitat! Thanks for keeping this awesome thread alive!
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Re: Northern Cape Herping

Postby it_bit_me » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:58 pm

If you can please do.
If I'm gonna be an old, lonely man, I'm gonna need a thing, you know, a hook, like that guy on the subway who eats his own face. So I figure I'll be Crazy Man with a Snake, y'know. Crazy Snake Man. And I'll get more snakes, call them my babies, kids won't walk past my place, they will run. "Run away from Crazy Snake Man, " they'll shout!”
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Re: Northern Cape Herping

Postby Sage » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:23 pm

Westley you are a machine dude. I am speechless and my eyes just jizzed a couple of times looking at this awesomeness of a thread.
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Re: Northern Cape Herping

Postby Westley Price » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:13 am

As I was deleting some pictures off my camera, I realised I had some pictures which I took on February in the Northern Cape which I never posted.

The finds are nothing to phone home about, but still fun.

Bradypodion occidentale

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Love this following picture!

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And a picture for size

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Agama atra

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Tracylepis variegata

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Trachlepis sulcata

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Pedioplanis namaquansis

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And just a nice picture showing typical Namaqualand habitat

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Re: Northern Cape Herping

Postby Bushviper » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:35 pm

Oh you found your camera? I was wondering if you have lost it. No new threads for a while now.
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Re: Northern Cape Herping

Postby Exotenparadies » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:19 pm

The Ptenopus garralus is amazing.
Unfortunaly not easy to breed. I would love to have a group of them.
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Re: Northern Cape Herping

Postby Westley Price » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:33 am

I visited my folks over the December holiday so this isn't strictly speaking Northern Cape but close enough.

I didnt have too much time for herping but went checking on all the O. cataphractus sites I know around there place. We saw a bunch and all the colonies are doing excellently. This one in the photos is a recapture from 2 years ago literally under the exact same rock I found it under two years ago. She was alone the first time I saw her but now she has a young subadult with her so that's excellent :D

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During the one day my father and I left home leaving my mother behind and as she was sitting on the porch, this stunner of a N. nivea just slithered past her into the house and under the sofa :shock: While removing all of the pets from the house (dogs, cats) the snake moved on and it was later caught in the corridor. Here it is in a tub just before releasing it close to a nearby stream. nice and light coloured!

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And just a few pics of one of the gorgeous frogs in the garden.

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Cheers and thanx for looking.
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Re: Northern Cape Herping

Postby Warren Klein » Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:59 am

Great finds and excellent shots as always. That stunner nivea looks like what I would imagine a T+ albino to look like especially on the neck band!
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Re: Northern Cape Herping

Postby Ruan Stander » Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:07 pm

Great post.
That nivea does look special , really gorgeous.
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