North But Not That Far North.

North But Not That Far North.

Postby Fooble » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:53 am

I went North again.
But not that far, 18 hours and a few pictures.

Forrest Leaf Litter Habitat of
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Phrynobatrachus natalensis-Dwarf Puddle Frog
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and
Arthroleptis wahlbergii-Bush Squeaker
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Hyperolius pusillus - Water Lilly Frog
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Hyperolius pickersgilli - Pickersgils Reed Frog
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Afrixalus fornasini - Greater Leaf Folding Frog
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Afrixalus delicatus - Delicate Lead Folding Frog
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Probably my highlight.
Hemisus guttatus - Spotted Shovel SNout
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Another individual with hardly any spots.
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Probbaly wasn't the best place for a swim.
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Thelotornis capensis- Vine Snake
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Like all good stories here's one: Caught this vine snake with a stick.
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Coastal Dune Habitat
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Raffia Coastal Forest.
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Philothamnus natalensis natalensis - Eastern Natal Green Snake
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For size reference.
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Loose leaf litter hides some interesting Skinks.
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Acontias plumbeus - Giant Legless Skink
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These are near impossible to photograph.
Gonionotophis nyassae -Black File Snake
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Over.
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Re: North But Not That Far North.

Postby pytoxic » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:14 am

Beautiful pics! Loving that Vine snake.
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Re: North But Not That Far North.

Postby wadekilian » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:47 am

Love the Spotted Shovet-snout! Really nice pics :-)
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Re: North But Not That Far North.

Postby Mitton » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:49 am

Another great thread, that Spotted Shovel Snout is so weird, nice find.

Did you find the File Snake under the leaf litter or while cruising?
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Re: North But Not That Far North.

Postby Lillypod » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:26 am

The Spotted Shovel Snout is the most adorable thing!
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Re: North But Not That Far North.

Postby Mehelya » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:28 am

Amazing photos, as always Fooble. That Vine is amazing! Keep them coming!
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Re: North But Not That Far North.

Postby Fooble » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:58 am

Mitton wrote:Another great thread, that Spotted Shovel Snout is so weird, nice find.

Did you find the File Snake under the leaf litter or while cruising?


It was the first Black file i've ever found not on a road. Saw some movement whilst walking through the forest and dug around and found the file as well as that little Acontias.
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Re: North But Not That Far North.

Postby froot » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:18 am

Inspiring post Fooble, that shovel snout is bizarre.
Any records of B. gabonica from that area?

If we decide to go to that area next year would you join us?

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Re: North But Not That Far North.

Postby Nick Evans » Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:21 pm

Very nice finds and photos Ping, love the Vine Snake! I can't wait to go up North again!
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Re: North But Not That Far North.

Postby pytoxic » Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:32 pm

Where was that ?
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Re: North But Not That Far North.

Postby Fooble » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:10 pm

froot wrote:Inspiring post Fooble, that shovel snout is bizarre.
Any records of B. gabonica from that area?

If we decide to go to that area next year would you join us?

Thanks for sharing.


Thanks Froot, taking a different approach to posts these days. gabonica are "common" in the area i believe more so than else where along the KZN coast.
They are known to literally be seen on the roads in the suburbs. Have a reliable source who has found now fewer than 35 in two years.

Most definitely it's a great spot and is within distance to most of the other Zululand posts.

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Re: North But Not That Far North.

Postby Nick Evans » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:13 pm

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Re: North But Not That Far North.

Postby Jason&Sam » Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:53 pm

Fantastic shots Mr Ping. Looks like an awesome place.

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Re: North But Not That Far North.

Postby jka » Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:42 pm

Excellent post Ping :smt056
The Spotted Shovel Snout is awesome man you mustve been so stoked.
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Re: North But Not That Far North.

Postby Fooble » Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:43 pm

jka wrote:Excellent post Ping :smt056
The Spotted Shovel Snout is awesome man you mustve been so stoked.


Seun your emoticons worry/excite me.

Glad you like those Shovel snout extremely uncommon and vulnerable species first time id ever seen one.
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