Second Gaboon of 2015!

Second Gaboon of 2015!

Postby Nick Evans » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:56 pm

After seeing our first Gaboon Adder in the wild in March this year, my fiancee' and I were treated to yet another sighting this past weekend, on a second consecutive visit to iSimangaliso Wetland Park...

We saw this impressive male, of around 1,2m long, crossing a very busy road. We couldn't believe our eyes! We thought it was a python!

What an absolute honour and privilege it is to see such a remarkable animal! An experience we'll never forget.

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Re: Second Gaboon of 2015!

Postby reptile » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:25 pm

Wow! What a treat^^
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Re: Second Gaboon of 2015!

Postby Westley Price » Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:23 am

Must have been an awesome experience.

I love the orange eye.
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Re: Second Gaboon of 2015!

Postby Mehelya » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:10 am

Wow. Just wow. Those colors are amazing, and it's easy to see how well they can camouflage in their natural surroundings. I have yet to see one in the wild. What an experience.
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Re: Second Gaboon of 2015!

Postby Allen G. Liebenberg » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:28 am

Great Nick! Also those are very large horns for an Eastern Gaboon. just shows that the difference between East and West African Gaboons may not be that much when you see ones like this.
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Re: Second Gaboon of 2015!

Postby Mitton » Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:31 pm

Very nice you lucky man!
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Re: Second Gaboon of 2015!

Postby Nick Evans » Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:42 pm

Thanks all :-D :) :D
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Re: Second Gaboon of 2015!

Postby Ruan Stander » Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:44 pm

Jeez now it can't get much better than that.
Hey, Nick, what cologne do you use ? ;)

Thanks a lot for sharing.
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Re: Second Gaboon of 2015!

Postby SSSSnakes » Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:43 am

WOW Gaboons have always been my favorite snakes. I would love to see one in the wild, but we don't have them in the USA.
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Re: Second Gaboon of 2015!

Postby James Wittstock » Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:26 pm

what a find nick! time to start road cruising with you haha
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