Some recent finds. Gecko ID needed

Some recent finds. Gecko ID needed

Postby Sfourie » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:22 pm

All of the following photos were taken within 500m of our house.

Bushveld Rain Frog (Breviceps adspersus).

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Red Toad (Schismaderma carens) showing nictitating membrane.

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Common Purple-glossed Snake (Amblyodipsas polylepis).

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Common River Frog (Amietia anglolensis).

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Common River Frog (Amietia anglolensis). I only saw the ripples on the water when I got back home.

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Here is where I need some help. I found this beautiful gecko last night. I was just in time to see its tail disappear under a rock. I think it might be the Van Son’s Gecko (Pachydactylus vansoni).

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The gecko was very relaxed and did not at all mind being picked up.

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Thanks for the help.
A Shangaan legend states that any man resting or sleeping in the shade of a baobab will become eccentric and forever be enslaved by Africa and its wilderness, guess it's too late for me.
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Re: Some recent finds. Gecko ID needed

Postby Westley Price » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:36 pm

I fixed your pics.

You are doing something wrong when copying the image URLs. Instead of being "http://www......." yours are "http://1.1.2.3/bmi/www........"

Not sure what the issue is.

Great finds. Yes the gecko is P. van soni.
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Re: Some recent finds. Gecko ID needed

Postby Lillypod » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:29 pm

I love rain frogs!
3-1-4 Leopard Gecko
1-1-2 Bearded Dragon
0-1 Brown House Snake
2-3 Ball Python
1-1 Western Hognose
1-1 Kenyan Sand Boa
3-2 Corn Snake
0-0-1 Bosc Monitor
0-1 Taiwanese rat snake
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Re: Some recent finds. Gecko ID needed

Postby Sfourie » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:56 pm

Thanks for the pictures and ID Wes. I’ll get it right next time.
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Re: Some recent finds. Gecko ID needed

Postby Sfourie » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:02 pm

I changed the white balance for the Van Son’s Gecko pictures. I think it looks a lot better.

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