All around KZN

All around KZN

Postby Nick Evans » Fri May 16, 2014 12:11 pm

Recently I've done a bit of travelling around KZN, exploring some places that I haven't been to and finding some interesting things along the way.

Firstly, I had to do one last Zululand trip before Winter.

St.Lucia Estuary

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Southern African Python (Python natalensis)

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Black File Snake (Gonionotophis nyassae)

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Variegated Slug-eater (Duberria variegate)

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Brown House Snake (Boaedon capensis)

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Rhombic Egg-eater (Dasypeltis scabra)

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Setaro's Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion setaroi)

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Pickersgill's Reed Frog (Hyperolius pickersgilli)

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Juvenile Painted Reed Frog (Hyperolius marmoratus taeniatus)

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Striped Stream Frog (Strongylopus fasciatus)

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Bushsqueaker (Arthroleptis wahlbergi)

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Hluhluwe

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Forest Cobra (Naja melanoleuca)

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A Pondo Flat Gecko (Afrodeura pondolia) found near Durban on the North Coast.

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Drakensberg...

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Drakensberg Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypoidon dracomontanum)

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Montane Speckled Skink (Trachylepis punctatissima)

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Rock Agama (Agama atra)

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Drakensberg Crag Lizard (Pseudocordylus melanotus)

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Herald Snake (Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia)

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Common River Frog (Amieta queicketti)

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Raucous Toad (Amietophrynus rangeri)

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Natal Midlands Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypoidon thamnobates)

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Female

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Oribi Gorge, South Coast

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Snoring Puddle Frog (Phrynobatrachus natalensis)

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Large Spotted Gecko (Pachydactylus maculatus)

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Puff Adder (Bitis arietans)

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Re: All around KZN

Postby RaD » Fri May 16, 2014 8:41 pm

awesome stuff man. I'm jealous :)
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Re: All around KZN

Postby Boss Vipers » Sat May 17, 2014 1:21 am

Wow awesome photos mate , im amazed at those dwarf chameleons!
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Re: All around KZN

Postby Warren Klein » Sat May 17, 2014 10:41 am

Looks like you had a great KZN herp tour and took some nice photos too Nick. That Brown house has an interesting speckled pattern and nice light colouration. I also like the shot of the Puffy basking.
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Re: All around KZN

Postby Nick Evans » Sat May 17, 2014 11:07 am

Thanks for the comments!

Yes Warren it was quite a nice coloured House Snake. The ones from St. Lucia are much lighter than the Durban ones! The Puffy was very calm, even though it was found in the midday heat!
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Re: All around KZN

Postby Westley Price » Sun May 18, 2014 6:40 pm

Great finds Nick.

I especially like the Duberia.

To me Forest Cobras are like Africa's version of the King Cobra, so majestic and intimidating!

Awesome photos as always.
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Re: All around KZN

Postby Nick Evans » Mon May 19, 2014 9:24 am

Thanks Westley. I agree with you 100%, Forest Cobra's are awesome animals and very intelligent. Definitely my favourite cobra species!
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