Limpopo trip...again...and again

Limpopo trip...again...and again

Postby BushSnake » Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:37 pm

Myself and Mongoose (and joined later by MV) went on a trip to Limpopo province looking for a possibly extinct butterfly and to so some surveys for SABCA. Over the 10 days we got 33 species of reptiles and at least 12 species of frogs, including:

Amblyodipsas polylepis (Common purple gloss snake (DOR))
Zygaspis quadrifrons (Kalahari Round-headed worm lizzard)
Heliobolis lugubris (Bushveld lizzard)
Cordylus breyeri (Waterberg girdle lizzard)
Platysaurus minor (Waterberg flat lizzard)
more than 60 Chamaeleo dilepis (Flap neck chameleon)
Homopholis wahlbergii (Veltvet gecko)
Naja mossambica (Mozambique Spitting cobra)
Atractaspis bibronii (Southern Stilleto snake)
Kinixys sp. (most likely K.lobatsiana) (Skarnierskilpad....)

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Re: Limpopo trip...again...and again

Postby drummer » Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:29 pm

Nice on the zygaspis! Whats that last thing tho?? Tokoloshe?
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Re: Limpopo trip...again...and again

Postby boing » Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:35 pm

Did you find the butterfly?

As usual, some really nice photos! Looks like you all had a fun time.
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Re: Limpopo trip...again...and again

Postby MV » Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:38 pm

Mongoose didn't eat that gecko, did he? :lol:
Thanks for the visit you guys, it was fun. Too bad I had to work mostly... :sad:

Is the Girdled Lizzard in the pics I sent you yesterday the same - Cordylus breyeri (Waterberg girdle lizzard)?

Where's the "other" pic of Mongoose's worm? HAHAHA :lol:

Well, so far no stuff to make you guys jealous with...but I'm patient...

Cheers for now,

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Re: Limpopo trip...again...and again

Postby BushSnake » Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:50 pm

Correct ID Drummer!

Boing, no we didn't. The only known locality hasn't produced the butterfly for almost 15 years. But we'll keep looking...
MV, Mongoose's worm is now in the hands of Johan Marais ;) It might be the same though, but we'll have to see the specimen or good photos. Will drive through tonight to come and have a look!
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Re: Limpopo trip...again...and again

Postby MV » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:02 pm

HAHA...I dare you!

Also found a HUGE Bitis arietans female DOR last night as I was driving home...but she was easily 120 - 125 cm...and FAT!!!
And also caught a glimpse of what I thought could have been the Psammophis angolensis (Pygmy Sand Snake)...but it was way to fast to ID positively.

But that's it...for now...

Cheers

PS: Don't forget to send me some of the cool pics...not your 'prize winners', just some pics.
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Re: Limpopo trip...again...and again

Postby jka » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:09 pm

Nice finds awesome photos, The stilleto and spitter looks very nice.
The last pic is interesting to say the least.
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Re: Limpopo trip...again...and again

Postby BushSnake » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:24 pm

Also found a HUGE Bitis arietans female DOR last night as I was driving home...but she was easily 120 - 125 cm
Did you drive through the river... :)
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Re: Limpopo trip...again...and again

Postby MV » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:58 pm

Nope...came from the Thabazimbi side...went to herp at my dad's place yesterday afternoon.

I was wondering, did you "get your head sorted" after this weekend? Or was the glass door just not enough to do damage?
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Re: Limpopo trip...again...and again

Postby Durban Keeper » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:29 pm

Lol sounds like you oaks had a blast! Witty comments flying all over the place. An Absolute stunning collection of photo's...
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Re: Limpopo trip...again...and again

Postby Fooble » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:52 pm

Whats the ID of the last picture animal on the right?
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Re: Limpopo trip...again...and again

Postby Mongoose » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:59 pm

Homo sapiens and HOMOpholis
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Re: Limpopo trip...again...and again

Postby froot » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:57 am

Homo sapiens and HOMOpholis


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Re: Limpopo trip...again...and again

Postby dav » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:08 pm

That juvenile bushveld lizard is really cool, haven't seen a pic of one of those in a while, thanks!

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Re: Limpopo trip...again...and again

Postby varanidfan » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:31 pm

Hi,

Please can someone tell me what species the lizard in the sixth photo down is.

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