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Re: If you could find anything...

Postby JPWittstock » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:21 pm

I believe I have had my chance...
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but in case I still have credits available, I would still want a live Albino Afrock :D

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Re: If you could find anything...

Postby fredsmith » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:08 am

Of all the critters we've got here in SA, I'd be hard pressed to narrow it down to just one I'd like to find.... But up near the top of the list would be the humble Fisks Housie, L. fiskii.
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Re: If you could find anything...

Postby TonyK » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:12 am

John Rees wrote:This might sound a little lame, but an L. aurora would be a real thrill for me!

If you ever come down to Cape Town give me a shout ,I am sure we could find one they are quite common around here.
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Re: If you could find anything...

Postby Bushviper » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:41 am

JP you used up your points.

Mine would be an amelanistic puff adder.

I would not say no to finding Bitis heraldica AND THEN leaving it behind after photographing it.
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Re: If you could find anything...

Postby nvlooi » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:30 pm

I must be honest, I can't narrow it down to one!!!
My dream is to one day have photographed all known and of course unidentified reptiles in Southern Africa.
BUT, for know my goal is to find all the reptiles of the Western Cape, and I'm actually surprised as how far I've come in 6 years.

The fun fact is that we have 6 Bitis sp., 6/6 Lamprophis sp., 2 Naja sp., and hordes of amazing Pachydactylus sp. in our 'valley'... and those are just the known facts!!
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Re: If you could find anything...

Postby Fooble » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:35 pm

nvlooi wrote:I must be honest, I can't narrow it down to one!!!
My dream is to one day have photographed all known and of course unidentified reptiles in Southern Africa.
BUT, for know my goal is to find all the reptiles of the Western Cape, and I'm actually surprised as how far I've come in 6 years.

The fun fact is that we have 6 Bitis sp., 6/6 Lamprophis sp., 2 Naja sp., and hordes of amazing Pachydactylus sp. in our 'valley'... and those are just the known facts!!


So many amazing Pachy's that is correct!

Im sure there are a few un described species of geckos waiting to be found!
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Re: If you could find anything...

Postby Durban Keeper » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:12 pm

very exciting indeed. Got me all amped up to go & find something. Have to probably agree with Sam the most here. finding anything you've never found before is an absolute thrill. John, I would be over the moon if I had found an Aurora, never had the chance either. & If I do ever manage to find Lamprophis Fiskii, just like BV I will photograph it, leave it be & then just walk away. :)
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Re: If you could find anything...

Postby Rishaad » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:02 pm

Jp, boet, I would have been in tears after finding such a beautiful snake DOR. For me it would have to be L.fiskii or an amel or other morph of M.capensis. Ps. If you still have that snake preserved I would love to see it in the flesh.
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Re: If you could find anything...

Postby John Rees » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:00 pm

You're on TonyK. I will let you know when I am planning a WC trip LOL!

Of course the L.fiskii must be one of the Holy Grails in SA surely?! It would take a brave herper to walk away from one Dean. I would be impressed!
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Re: If you could find anything...

Postby mgiddings » Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:55 pm

Any reptile is an exciting find. I agree with Fooble, I would love to find a new Pachydactylus species out there. A new Corylid would be a dream as well. As for described species Bitis inornata would be at the top. I want to find every Bitis caudalis locality in exsistence as well though...

I am in America (Florida Everglades to be exact) at the moment. Saw my first American Alligator today, so any new species is awesome to find.
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Re: If you could find anything...

Postby vuduman » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:07 pm

I would like to find a lucistic Bitis cornuta(pure white many horned adder with blue eyes)
And I want to find it crossing the road,one quiet Friday night in Durban so I can have a few drinks at the local pub afterwards.
Oh ya.It must be a huge female full of babies too :)
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Re: If you could find anything...

Postby Durban Keeper » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:41 pm

that sounds pretty reasonable to me Ferdo.
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Re: If you could find anything...

Postby vuduman » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:35 pm

Hey.This is my dream :)
Anything is possible.lol
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Re: If you could find anything...

Postby froot » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:15 am

Snouted night adder, at this particular moment.
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Re: If you could find anything...

Postby Wolf777 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:43 pm

I would like to encounter every reptile species in South Africa, in its natural habitat.
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