Western Cape-George, saasveld.

Western Cape-George, saasveld.

Postby Kennyakagera » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:29 pm

Hi Guys,

Unfortunately my Rwanda-burundi topic will be in stand by for a few time as I left Rwanda a couple of weeks ago, I still have to update a couple of photos on that specific threat though.
Anyway, I'm in the western cape now and I'll keep this threat for every species I found. I will also need your help for Id's as I'm not really well documented yet with your species.
Anyway here are a few pictures of some finds. All the snake picture were taken in a small "snake park" in george (victorias bay).

Dispholidus typus male
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Dispholidus typus female
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Naja haje (not sure about that one)
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Pseudoaspis cana
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Cordylus coeruleopunctatus
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Agama (atra?)
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Trachelepis varia
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Trachelepis (varia?)
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Buffo (....?) Olive toad
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Some random pictures

Oriol
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Cape wagtail.
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Rock rabbit
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Sting ray
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Visit to seal island at mossel bay
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Saasveld
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Re: Western Cape-George, saasveld.

Postby Mr Venom » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:02 pm

Very lekker photos Kenny!

Love that P. cana.
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Re: Western Cape-George, saasveld.

Postby wadekilian » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:17 am

That would be a banded Snouted Cobra - Naja annulifera. They were re-classified, Naja haje is the Egyptian Cobra.
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Re: Western Cape-George, saasveld.

Postby Sfourie » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:26 am

Super photos Kenny, I look forward to your next additions.
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Re: Western Cape-George, saasveld.

Postby jka » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:35 am

Wil you be studying at MMNU, Saasveld?
That toad looks look a karoo toad or a raucous toad (they not in the Bufo genus anymore)
The rock rabbit is a Dassie (Rock Hyrax).
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Re: Western Cape-George, saasveld.

Postby Westley Price » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:07 am

Great pics Kennt, and welcome to SA!

That Mole snake looks ready to take you head off! Gotta love their attitude.

I think you second skink is Trachylepis capensis, so another species to add to you list.

Looking forward to all your finds.
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Re: Western Cape-George, saasveld.

Postby michael » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:36 am

Kenny, keep those pictures coming, they bring back lots of fond memories! You will be pleasantly surprised by the amount and variety of herps you can find right on the campus ;) . There are some extremely beautiful places there so please get some pictures; I’m looking forward to your next posts!
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Re: Western Cape-George, saasveld.

Postby leopardgecko » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:41 pm

Where did you see that sting ray.
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Re: Western Cape-George, saasveld.

Postby Kennyakagera » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:28 pm

Thank you everybody for the kind comments.

I bought myself a book on frogs of south africa, and manage to find the right id for the taod which would be Amietophrynus Rangeri. And I had a better look at the second Trachelepis and it is definitely T.Capensis.

Can the first Trachelepis be a Trachelepis homalocephala ?

Leopard guecko the sting ray was seen at Mossel Bay.

Yes Jka Nature con.

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Re: Western Cape-George, saasveld.

Postby cherper » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:42 pm

Kenny,

Stunning photography! I love the boomslang close up and the Cape Cobra. Do you live in the Cape Town area? I am actually from Georgia USA and am planning a trip to SA in March. Would you be willing to show me a few snakes while I'm there? I will be in Cape Town on March 20/21 and then head up to the bush. Any reptile species will be a lifer for me so I am easy to please.

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Re: Western Cape-George, saasveld.

Postby kfc223 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:18 pm

Kenny is based in George, thats about 250 miles from Cape Town.


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Re: Western Cape-George, saasveld.

Postby Kennyakagera » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:22 pm

Thanks Austin ;)

Cherper It would have been a pleasure but as KFC said I'm very far from Cap town.
I have to say that your picture of the hognose is absolutly stuning but I would like to keep this threat on snakes of the region only so if somoene else come and quickly look at the picture and see hognose, cotton-mouth in a Western cape topic it is not right ... Would you mind creating a new post with these pictures and even more if you have ? I would love to see some of your herps.
Can an admin remove the exotic snake picture from this topic please ?
Thank you.

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Re: Western Cape-George, saasveld.

Postby Kennyakagera » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:23 am

Hi guys,

Just a update on this threat. Unfortunately still no snake, but some very interesting amphibians.
Hope you enjoy

Stongylopus fasciatus
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Hyperolius marmoratus
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Hyperolius marmolatus female
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H. marmoratus
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H. marmoratus male
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H. marmoratus Juvenile
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Amieta angolensis
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Amietophrynus rangeri
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Opistacanthus capensis
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Gasteracanta sp.
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Saasveld river.
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Re: Western Cape-George, saasveld.

Postby Nick Evans » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:49 pm

Some nice frogs you found there. That male marmoratus is stunning!
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Re: Western Cape-George, saasveld.

Postby Kennyakagera » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:16 am

Thanks Nick, Much appreciate!
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