The Lissataba trip.

The Lissataba trip.

Postby Herpetologist » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:50 am

I went to a gamefarm on the Limpopo river a few days ago for about 3 days. Went herping and this is what we found.Some pics too.
1:Bitis arietans (Puffie
2:Naja mossambica (M'fezi
3:Naja annulifera (Snoutie
4:Telescopus semiannulatus (Tiger snake
5:Python sebae (Afrock
6:Pachydactylus bibronii (Bibrons gecko
7:Crocodylus niloticus ( Nile crocodile
8:Dispholidus typus (boom! slang !! Sorry no pic for this one :smt022

All snakes were safely released exactly were they were found.
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Re: The Lissataba trip.

Postby Herpetologist » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:59 am

Some more pics.
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Re: The Lissataba trip.

Postby Herpetologist » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:05 am

Last ones!!
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Re: The Lissataba trip.

Postby jka » Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:49 am

Nice finds, that mfezi photo is really cool.

What was the temperature like when you saw these?

Were the snakes basking or moving around when you caught them?

I think thats a turneri not bibronii, I dont think bibrons occure that far up I might be wrong though.
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Postby nvlooi » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:02 pm

Great photos, Excelent Naja pics.
Stunning colours of the puff adder.
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Re: The Lissataba trip.

Postby Wolf777 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:10 pm

Nice finds, I agree with jka, thats a Turners gecko as bibronii don't occur so far up north. Love the Mfezi!
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Re: The Lissataba trip.

Postby Herpetologist » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:33 am

Thanx guys, yes lizards is not my thing but anyway thanx for correcting me.Will tell you the whole storie later jka, a bit in a hurry now!!
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Re: The Lissataba trip.

Postby Durban Keeper » Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:35 am

Hey, Well done. some really nice herping...
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Re: The Lissataba trip.

Postby spiderman » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:04 am

Nice herping, the first pic is awsome!
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Re: The Lissataba trip.

Postby Herpetologist » Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:46 am

Ok here it is.Most snakes were moving aroung though the puffie was under a rock.Mfezi was in a shrub and spat in my face the whole damn time when I looked at it, will try post a pick of my sunglasses full of venom.Afrock was in a tree next to a dam and had to climb the tree to get him out, he gave me a few bites but just washed out bites with detol.Snoutie was next to staff quaters, removed him cuz staff threatend to kill it, had a temper on him.Boomslang was in a mini Tamboti tree in the middle of the bush, pitty I didnt have my camera there.Tiger snake was a juvi and could only see him for a flash.All snakes where found in the morning except the boomslang at night.Was cold at night and morning but very hot in the middle of the day.I realy didnt excpect to find any snakes as it gets quiet cold there.But all snakes was in good condition and were left exactly were they were found.I must say the Afrock realy made my day as it was only my 3rd Afrock I have ever caught in the wild.Luckily it wasnt too big....phew!!

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Re: The Lissataba trip.

Postby Rob » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:43 pm

In the Puffie picture, is he lying in the exact position you found him?
Nice successful trip, how did you spot the Python in the tree and how big was he?
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Re: The Lissataba trip.

Postby Herpetologist » Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:03 pm

@ Rob.Yes we took the picture of the puffie in the exact position he was in.It was winter so there was very little leaves on the trees so it wasnt too hards to spot the Afrock.He was about just under a meter.
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Re: The Lissataba trip.

Postby BOOGY » Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:57 pm

Nice pics mate, love the spitter and the snoutie!
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Re: The Lissataba trip.

Postby spiderman » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:36 pm

Herpetologist wrote:@ Rob.Yes we took the picture of the puffie in the exact position he was in.It was winter so there was very little leaves on the trees so it wasnt too hards to spot the Afrock.He was about just under a meter.


Nice that you got it in the same position!!!
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Re: The Lissataba trip.

Postby froot » Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:10 am

I am suitably impressed, that's a pretty decent species count for any trip. Well done.
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