karoo winter herping

karoo winter herping

Postby herpitologica » Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:49 pm

Hey all..

still cant figure out how to post pics here for Neil hahah... anyway.. this is what we found herping on our farm in the karoo.

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along with these little frogs that i dont know what the species are - but if anyone does.. im quite curious as they came in different shapes and colors and are fairly common along the furrows of irrigated lands.
Amoung others we also found a redlipped herald snake out in the bush - its extremely dry out there at the moment and the little guy was mos def not having his winter nap. never got a photo of him thou.
(im posting on Neil's behalf here so excuse my non scientific approach to these critters - I'm LJ.. the girlfriend who 3 months ago couldnt stand snakes and goggos.. but im learning )

Fixed - BushSnake. You used the links to the thumbnails rather than the full sized images. And also make sure you select the URL and then insert the image brackets around it.
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Re: karoo winter herping

Postby herpitologica » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:02 am

thanks..
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Re: karoo winter herping

Postby Sico » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:20 am

I can't see from the pic very well, but i think the frog is a Tomopterna sp. I dont have any reference material with me to give you more than that though.
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Re: karoo winter herping

Postby Wolverine » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:37 am

Your frogs are Boettger's Cacos Cacosternum boettgeri - fairly common frogs across much of the interior of SA, which use shallowly (normally) temporary) inundated areas for breeding.

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Re: karoo winter herping

Postby herpitologica » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:33 am

Do you have any idea how big they get?all of them that we found where around thumbnail size.They also had quite a wide colour range from bright green through brown to grey.
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Re: karoo winter herping

Postby Sico » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:55 am

If they are caco's then that is the adult size.
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Re: karoo winter herping

Postby Wolverine » Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:30 pm

Yes, these guys don't get much over 20mm and come in a confusing array of colours.
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Re: karoo winter herping

Postby herpitologica » Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:43 pm

thanks...
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