TH's Western Cape herping exploits

Re: TH's Western Cape herping exploits

Postby Bushviper » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:06 am

That eggeater looks like it got a massive fright.
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Re: TH's Western Cape herping exploits

Postby snake kid » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:09 am

Hahaha I was about to say the same BV. Nice pic's TH.
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Re: TH's Western Cape herping exploits

Postby nvlooi » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:17 am

Thanks for sharing! Brilliant photography. WD

Do you have pics of the Bainskloof Moss Frog?


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Re: TH's Western Cape herping exploits

Postby TH » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:30 am

Thanks SK and Henco!

BV, that eggie had just seen me, no wonder it looks like it got a fright... :lol:

Henco, yes, I did get photos of that little bugger - will post one as soon as I have processed it... But I can promise you that those tiny little things are not the easiest blighters to photograph, so don't expect anything too earth-shattering... :shock:
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Re: TH's Western Cape herping exploits

Postby Fooble » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:57 am

Fantastic photo's Trevor and some great finds. Nice to see that Scelotes havn't seen to many.

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Re: TH's Western Cape herping exploits

Postby mgiddings » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:42 pm

Fantastic finds Trevor, great photos as well! Refreshing post :)
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Re: TH's Western Cape herping exploits

Postby TH » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:21 pm

Thanks for the comments - much appreciated!

Here are a couple of pics from Sunday’s efforts at Bainskloof – a lot of rock turning and scratching around with very little reward in terms of numbers of individuals and species…

Marbled Leaf-toed Gecko - Afrogecko porphyreus
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But all worth it in the end with a new frog for me, so, especially for Henco…

Bainskloof Moss Frog - Arthroleptella bicolor
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Re: TH's Western Cape herping exploits

Postby nvlooi » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:52 pm

WOW!!!! Brilliant Trevor

Bains Kloof is a funny place to herp, Ive RC the pass several times and came up a few species, but active searching that terrain is a different story!

I really need to get in the bush soon...

That is a damn perfect photo of the Moss frog!
I am so desperate to find the lot of this genus!

Thank you for sharing!

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Re: TH's Western Cape herping exploits

Postby TH » Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:14 pm

Thanks Henco!

That genus is one of the toughest groups to find - I have now seen and photographed 6 of the 7 species and just have Drewe's Moss Frog still to get. But there are rumours about that there are 3 new species in the process of being described at the moment... So, it seems like it is going to be a never-ending battle to finish this group off... :-x
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Re: TH's Western Cape herping exploits

Postby TH » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:40 am

We managed to spend a few hours at Cape Point on Sunday morning scratching around. Here are a few shots from our efforts…

Herald Snake - Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia
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Black Girdled Lizard - Cordylus niger
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Knox’s Desert Lizard - Meroles knoxii
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Rose’s Mountain Toadlet - Capensibufo rosei
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Cape Platanna - Xenopus gilli
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Cape Mountain Rain Frog - Breviceps montanus
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Re: TH's Western Cape herping exploits

Postby Fooble » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:57 am

Great photo's again Trevor good too see the Herps are getting some attention from you ;)

Nice to see so many frogs must be adding some nice numbers to your list .
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Re: TH's Western Cape herping exploits

Postby Wolf777 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:25 am

Great finds and amazing photography!
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Re: TH's Western Cape herping exploits

Postby nvlooi » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:31 pm

That C. rosei is STUNNING...


Brillant photos as always!WD.

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Re: TH's Western Cape herping exploits

Postby TH » Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:05 am

Thanks all for your comments!

Tyrone, yes the list is coming along nicely...! But there are still quite a few more to find, some of them not very easy at all... :shock:

Henco, that was one of the better looking toadlets that we found - the others weren't as nicely marked as that. Hopefully, next time, you won't let work get in your way of joining us... :smt021
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Re: TH's Western Cape herping exploits

Postby nvlooi » Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:44 am

TH wrote:Thanks all for your comments!

Tyrone, yes the list is coming along nicely...! But there are still quite a few more to find, some of them not very easy at all... :shock:

Henco, that was one of the better looking toadlets that we found - the others weren't as nicely marked as that. Hopefully, next time, you won't let work get in your way of joining us... :smt021



Definitely won't miss out again!


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