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Re: Gecko photos

Postby Mongoose » Sun May 10, 2009 9:34 pm

Nope, I'm sure it is P.punctatus
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Re: Gecko photos

Postby nvlooi » Sun May 10, 2009 9:40 pm

OK sorry just asked
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Re: Gecko photos

Postby Mongoose » Sun May 10, 2009 9:47 pm

The tails are rather nice and thick. I have never seen punctatus from the west, but in the east their tails are thinner it seems.
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Re: Gecko photos

Postby nvlooi » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:44 pm

My recent trip into Kgalagadi was amazing.
Unfortunately I did not find many reptiles (becuase there was far too much beer available).
I did however see the most stunning yellow Cape cobra as it was moving around in a "versamelvoel nes".
As well a honey badger killing what seemed like a horned adder.

Geckos I found:

P. mariquensis
P. purcelli
C. angulifer
C. bibronii
P. garullus
ID???


Several Agamas, ground, rock - as well as a nice variety of skinks.
I'll add some more pics when I have time.

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I have no idea what this is. Found in Mata Mata camp runing on the sand.
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Re: Gecko photos

Postby Fooble » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:23 am

Great photo's man!

I love in situ photo's of the geckos does it for me!!

That Unknown gecko is P.capensis , very few of the Pachydactylus have those distinct tubercles
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Re: Gecko photos

Postby BushSnake » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:15 pm

Yip. I agree with it being P.capensis. Didn't you say you took a 100-400 with... and that you saw a honey badger with adder? ;)
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Re: Gecko photos

Postby nvlooi » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:21 pm

BushSnake wrote:Yip. I agree with it being P.capensis. Didn't you say you took a 100-400 with... and that you saw a honey badger with adder? ;)



It was too far from the road, so the binoculars did the work :(

I also just missed a Crow and Cobra combat, when we arrived the Crow just flew away with his happy meal, :smt022
Some other people got decent pics, wouldn't surprise me if they enter capturetheexperiece competition.


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Re: Gecko photos

Postby nvlooi » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:27 pm

The night before we wetn into the Kgalagadi we stayed over on a friends farm...

This is what you call active night searching - I be honest and say I'd rather do this every night than RC.
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Yellow top me, top left youngest brother, right brothers girl, far right eldest brother, taking picture my sister.
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Re: Gecko photos

Postby BushSnake » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:11 pm

I must admit I don't like RC either. It's a relatively good way of finding snakes, but there is no comparison between finding a snake in the field and finding one on the tar. Any Psammophis trinasalis?
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Re: Gecko photos

Postby nvlooi » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:48 pm

Nope. Not many snakes at all - in the kgalagadi itself you are obviously restricted to where you may do what.
We did however found one cape cobra at a picnic site right above our heads in an abandand nest (I have a pic of it somewhere, just to proof we saw it...)


@ BS: The 100-400 ended up on my sisters camera more than mine (she ended up paying my holiday...), but I'll send you a few pics I took with it sometime.
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