Cape Road trip

Cape Road trip

Postby Chris89 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:15 am

We did a roadtrip through the cape provinces back in January. We saw loads of herps, these are a few that we managed to photograph.
From the springbok area
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Vandijkophrynus robinsoni
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Aspidelaps lubricus lubricus
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Boaedon mentalis juvenile. Beautiful caramel shade.
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Boaedon mentalis
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Chondrodactylus bibronii
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Pachydactylus weberi
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Pedioplanis namaquensis
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Re: Cape Road trip

Postby CarlaSmit87 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:24 am

Some excellent pics, that juvenile housie is quite a looker! Oh and I just love the coral!
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Re: Cape Road trip

Postby Westley Price » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:27 am

Great finds man. Looks like you had a great time.

I like that striped mentalis House Snake. They are not too common.

Also, the Paradise Toad is really pretty.

Thanx for posting.
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Re: Cape Road trip

Postby Chris89 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:30 am

Thanks Carla and Westley. The stripes extended most of the body on that snake. It was about 800mm. Interestingly neither of the two house snakes showed any aggression, unlike ours here in the transvaal. Will post some more pics in a bit.
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Re: Cape Road trip

Postby Chris89 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:05 am

From the Kamieskroon area. This area has an unbelievable lizard fauna. All of the following species were found on the same extended rock outcrop.
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Pachydactylus namaquensis
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Cordylosaurus subtessellatus
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Trachylepsis variegata
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Trachylepsis sulcata sulcata
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Agama atra atra. These old males give a nasty bite. Learnt the hard way..
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Cordylus polyzonus
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This one has me stumped. I suspect it may be P.serval although they're not supposed to occur on the Kammiesberg so maybe just a spotted P.weberi? P.weberi with same banded pattern as seen near springbok were present.
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Re: Cape Road trip

Postby levi_20 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:21 am

Quality !!
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Re: Cape Road trip

Postby Chris89 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:35 am

At Hondeklipbaai the dwarf bitis eluded us but we found a few interesting species.
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Chersina angulata
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Typhlosaurus vermis
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Bradypodion occidentale
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Parabuthus granulatus
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Re: Cape Road trip

Postby Westley Price » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:39 am

More great pics man.

I suspect your gecko might be P. purcelli. There are scattered records from Kamieskroon area.
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Re: Cape Road trip

Postby Chris89 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:38 pm

A few more pics
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Ouroborus cataphractus
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Pachydactylus m. mariquensis
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Bradypodion pumilum
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Baboon playing with Amietia fuscigula
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Re: Cape Road trip

Postby Exotenparadies » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:28 pm

Amazing

I wished to havee so much wildlife here.
Hope you understand my english.
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Re: Cape Road trip

Postby Kakibos » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:59 pm

Nice photos, both that housies are awesome looking!
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Re: Cape Road trip

Postby Durban Keeper » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:51 pm

This is very nice. I dont even know where to start. Love all the photos. Some incredible reptiles that you managed to find!
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Re: Cape Road trip

Postby Durban Keeper » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:53 pm

Those two house snakes are incredible...
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