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Re: Identify the snake

That is a red lipped herald. They have venom but are not dangerous at all.
by Ales
Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:51 pm
 
Forum: Western Cape
Topic: Identify the snake
Replies: 3
Views: 953

Re: Department of Agriculture - Am i in trouble?

Simply keep telling them that you do not know the address and that the person (your friend) has stopped answering your calls. I see it very unlikely that you could get into any trouble, they're just trying to pressure you.
by Ales
Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:17 pm
 
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Department of Agriculture - Am i in trouble?
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: Looking for a leopard tortoise

Inyanga wrote:One wishes they would work WITH you, but it seems they prefer to make it more feasible to keep your head down.


That's exactly right..
by Ales
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:50 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous chelonians and crocodilians
Topic: Looking for a leopard tortoise
Replies: 32
Views: 4676

Re: Looking for a leopard tortoise

Mitton it was R300, I laughed to myself when he told me. I have no problem obeying the law and getting permits but honestly for a R300 fine it doesn't even seem worth the time and effort. The thing that irritated me is that the natcon officials had zero care for the well being of the tortoises. They...
by Ales
Fri May 27, 2016 12:28 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous chelonians and crocodilians
Topic: Looking for a leopard tortoise
Replies: 32
Views: 4676

Re: Looking for a leopard tortoise

A few years ago I applied for a permit for two male leopard tortoises I had, I told them that the tortoises were rescues, and they gave me a permit. A few months ago I was given two female tortoises from a friend that emigrated. I asked nature conservation if they would give me a permit to keep them...
by Ales
Thu May 26, 2016 12:36 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous chelonians and crocodilians
Topic: Looking for a leopard tortoise
Replies: 32
Views: 4676

Re: Frog/Toad ID

Red toads are not very poisonous and if your dog or cat does end up biting one, all it will do is cause some discomfort for a day. It will be once off and a lesson learned
by Ales
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:07 pm
 
Forum: Amphibians
Topic: Frog/Toad ID
Replies: 6
Views: 1042

Re: Help! Tortoise babies, now what?

The vegetable patch will be perfect for them, something to sleep under and a very shallow water bowl is all they need. Considering you're in Natal with that humidity, try to keep their environment quite dry. Make sure they have lots of sun etc.. I'd put a toy snake or two next to the veggie garden t...
by Ales
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:52 am
 
Forum: Indigenous chelonians and crocodilians
Topic: Help! Tortoise babies, now what?
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Help! Tortoise babies, now what?

They're most likely leopard tortoises as you say. Leopard tortoises are the only species to lay more than three eggs in a clutch so if you've found a few babies they're definitely leopard tortoises. They are naturally grass eaters but also feed on certain leaves and succulents (like aloes). If your ...
by Ales
Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:24 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous chelonians and crocodilians
Topic: Help! Tortoise babies, now what?
Replies: 5
Views: 958

Re: Leopard Tortoises Do's and Don'ts

You seem to have most things in check. My tortoises diet generally consists of 70% grasses, 15% leaves/weeds, 10% vegetables and 5% fruit. Mulberry leaves make up a large part of their "leaves" percentage as I have a big tree in my garden. They're a soft leaf and the tortoises are crazy ab...
by Ales
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:46 am
 
Forum: Exotic chelonians and crocodilians
Topic: Leopard Tortoises Do's and Don'ts
Replies: 9
Views: 2786

Re: Acquiring a Cape Cobra-Eastern Cape

Firstly, how experienced are you at keeping venomous snakes? What other than a white lip have you kept? I
by Ales
Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:13 pm
 
Forum: Cobras (Naja sp.)
Topic: Acquiring a Cape Cobra-Eastern Cape
Replies: 7
Views: 1108

Re: Spring Expo 2015

Who is this being hosted by?
by Ales
Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:51 am
 
Forum: Herpetological Associations, Non Profit Clubs, Events & Legalities
Topic: Spring Expo 2015
Replies: 17
Views: 2392

Re: Python attacks horse

I find it extremely unlikely that a python got around an adult, standing horse and broke bones. Horses are way too powerful and fast for this to happen.
by Ales
Sun May 24, 2015 4:43 pm
 
Forum: Natal rock pythons (Python natalensis)
Topic: Python attacks horse
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: Some of the latest

The crocodile eye is brilliant!
by Ales
Tue May 19, 2015 10:21 am
 
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Some of the latest
Replies: 10
Views: 1590

Re: 2 male B. arietans for urgent sale

NEVER release any reptile if you do not know the exact area it originated from. You mess with the genetics of the areas population.
by Ales
Mon May 11, 2015 8:47 pm
 
Forum: Puff adders (Bitis arietans)
Topic: 2 male B. arietans for urgent sale
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: Creature Feature Soutpansberg 01 to 05 2015 (many pictur

Great! Really pretty little puffie. Please also include a few habitat pictures.
by Ales
Fri May 08, 2015 5:05 pm
 
Forum: Limpopo
Topic: Creature Feature Soutpansberg 01 to 05 2015 (many pictures!)
Replies: 15
Views: 2570
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