First Trip of 2015, St Lucia - Kwa Zulu Natal.

First Trip of 2015, St Lucia - Kwa Zulu Natal.

Postby Fooble » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:26 am

So it's a new year and what better way to start it off with a quick trip.
Did a Two day trip to St Lucia and here are some of the results unfortunately for one reason or another I didn't photograph all the species encountered.

Amblyodipsas microphthalma microphthalma - Eastern Gloss Snake x 1
Amietophrynus garmani - Eastern olive toad x 9
Bradypodion setaroi - Setaro's Dwarf Chameleon x 2
Chamaeleo dilepis - Flap Neck Chameleon x 3
Dendroaspis angusticeps - Eastern Green Mamba x 2
Dipsadoboa aulica - Marbled Tree Snake x 1
Kinixys zombensis - Eastern Hinged Tortoise x 1
Leptopelis natalensis - Natal Forest Tree Frog x 8
Lycophidion pygmaeum - Pygmy Wolf Snake x 1
Philothamnus hoplogaster - South Eastern Green Snake x2
Philothamnus semivariegatus - Spotted Bush Snake x 1
Philothamnus natalensis natalensis - Eastern Natal Green Snake x 3
Phrynomantis bifasciatus - Red Banded Rubber Frog x 1
Scelotes fitzsimonsi - Fitzsimons Dwarf Burrowing Skink x 3


Habitat Philothamnus hoplogaster - South Eastern Green Snake
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Chamaeleo dilepis - Flap Neck Chameleon
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Dipsadoboa aulica - Marbled Tree Snake
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Dendroaspis angusticeps - Eastern Green Mamba
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Scelotes fitzsimonsi - Fitzsimons Dwarf Burrowing Skink
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Phrynomantis bifasciatus - Red Banded Rubber Frog
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Kinixys zombensis - Eastern Hinged Tortoise
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Coastal Forest
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Lycophidion pygmaeum - Pygmy Wolf Snake
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Philothamnus hoplogaster - South Eastern Green Snake
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[img]Amblyodipsas%20microphthalma%20microphthalma[/img] - Eastern Gloss Snake
Particularly excited about this, I've never found nor seen one fo these and its actually the most Southern Part of it's range.

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Re: First Trip of 2015, St Lucia - Kwa Zulu Natal.

Postby Westley Price » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:01 am

Awesome finds man!

The Amblyodipsas microphthalma and Lycophidion pygmaeum are real special finds.

And great photos as always.
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Re: First Trip of 2015, St Lucia - Kwa Zulu Natal.

Postby rolandslf » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:02 am

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Re: First Trip of 2015, St Lucia - Kwa Zulu Natal.

Postby Mitton » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:25 am

Very nice man, really like that Chameleon pic.
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Re: First Trip of 2015, St Lucia - Kwa Zulu Natal.

Postby Fooble » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:45 pm

Cheers thanks guys!
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Re: First Trip of 2015, St Lucia - Kwa Zulu Natal.

Postby Gabriel Martinez » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:25 pm

Wow! Amazing species!! Congrats. We were just there herping in the day 1 of january. That place is magic!! Hippos, zebras and many amphibians and reptiles around that wet forests
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Re: First Trip of 2015, St Lucia - Kwa Zulu Natal.

Postby Ruan Stander » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:37 pm

Spectacular photos. The Dipsadoboa is a really gorgeous creature !
The pygmy wolf is a very cool find too.
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Re: First Trip of 2015, St Lucia - Kwa Zulu Natal.

Postby Kev » Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:05 pm

All that in two days... Don't know how you do it.
I really need to brush up on my herping skills.
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Re: First Trip of 2015, St Lucia - Kwa Zulu Natal.

Postby Fooble » Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:40 pm

Kev wrote:All that in two days... Don't know how you do it.
I really need to brush up on my herping skills.


To be honest it wasn't a great successful trip in terms of species the saving grace was the Eastern Gloss Snake. Good Habitat it's hard not to find snakes.
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