Vaalwater , Limpopo Photos.

Vaalwater , Limpopo Photos.

Postby Fooble » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:24 am

I was fortunate enough to spend an afternoon and a night near Vaalwater , Limpopo over the weekend.
Managed to turn up a few things, managed to get three vehicles stuck along the way and collected a couple of photos along the way.
Couple of new species for the list which isn't a bad thing.

Species Included
Aspidelaps scutatus scutatus - Shield Nose Snake
Atractaspis bibronii - Bibrons Stiletto Snake
Bitis arietans - Puff Adder
Boaedon capensis - Brown House Snake
Python natalensis - Southern African Rock Python
Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia -Herald Snake
Telescopus semiannulatus semiannulatus - Eastern Tiger Snake
Rhinotyphlops schlegelii Schlegel's beaked blind snake
Homopholis walbergii -Wahlberg's Velvet Gecko
Pedioplanis lineoocellata pulchella - Spotted sand lizard
Pachydactylus affinis - Transvaal Thick toed Gecko
Platysaurus minor - Waterberg Flat Lizard.

On route Road Kill inspection:
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Bitis arietans - Puff Adder
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Homopholis walbergii -Wahlberg's Velvet Gecko
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Grasses
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Pedioplanis lineoocellata pulchella -Spotted Sand Lizard
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Aspidelaps scutatus scutatus - Shield Nose Snake
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Habitat : Puff Adder , Pachydacylus affinis and Shield Nose Snake.
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Habitat: Stiletto Snake , Rock Python , Boaedon Capensis.
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Rhinotyphlops schlegelii Schlegel's beaked blind snake
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Remains of a Zebra.
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Atractaspis bibronii - Bibrons Stiletto Snake
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Habitat : Platysaurus minor - Waterberg Flat Lizard.
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Telescopus semiannulatus semiannulatus - Eastern Tiger Snake
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Boaedon capensis - Brown House Snake
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Road Life:
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Way out:
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Adios:
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Re: Vaalwater , Limpopo Photos.

Postby Westley Price » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:24 am

Lekker stuff Mr T. Where are the pics of the Platysaurus???

Your scutatus is very yellow, I have not seen them that colour before, very cool. Reminds me of fiskii, haha.

Also, the Stiletto with the white belly is pretty cool. Thanx for posting.
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Re: Vaalwater , Limpopo Photos.

Postby Fooble » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:28 am

Thanks Wes.

The Platysaurus stayed right where they were on the cliffs couldn't manage to get any decent shots unfortunately.

That stiletto had its fair way with no fewer than TWO people ha ha.
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Re: Vaalwater , Limpopo Photos.

Postby GCol » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:40 am

Great pics man

The area there is absolutely amazing I must say.
That Tiger is awesome, and the velvet gecko. Interesting colour on the Sheild nose and the Puffy (are these colours typical of the area?)

Stiletto's are mean little buggers. Keep the posts coming.
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Re: Vaalwater , Limpopo Photos.

Postby Nick Evans » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:42 am

Some very nice finds and photos Ping! Awesome looking area too!
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Re: Vaalwater , Limpopo Photos.

Postby PM Viper » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:23 pm

Awesome pics! Did you take any of the rock python ?
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Re: Vaalwater , Limpopo Photos.

Postby Amphibian » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:22 pm

Ping mate I really enjoy your photography, such a cool approach to the traditional herp style photos.
But super average finds man....flip soooooo slack :lol:
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Re: Vaalwater , Limpopo Photos.

Postby Fooble » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:45 am

Thanks Chris , id like to think they are slightly off traditional.

Yeah those are all pretty stock standard finds for the area, heavy rains and bad roads we a little issue.
Good thing i didn't post any photos of the Elapsoidea :lol:
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Re: Vaalwater , Limpopo Photos.

Postby Serpent » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:52 pm

Very nice T!
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Re: Vaalwater , Limpopo Photos.

Postby Amphibian » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:50 pm

Only pulling your leg off matey - those finds are sick! Especially like the Shield Nose...never seen one that color before.
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Re: Vaalwater , Limpopo Photos.

Postby Fooble » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:20 pm

I know Mate!

Should be back there again soon keen to find a bit more. Friend who i was with picked a File last night which proceeded to regurge a lovely Mfezi as a present great!
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Re: Vaalwater , Limpopo Photos.

Postby froot » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:03 pm

Fooble it appears Photobucket has limited views to your images. I don't know about anyone else but for me the images are replaced by text saying "Is this your photo? Upgrade to Plus for additional bandwidth."
Maybe move them to our gallery?
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Re: Vaalwater , Limpopo Photos.

Postby Sico » Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:39 pm

Yeah that shows on mine as well...
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Re: Vaalwater , Limpopo Photos.

Postby Wolf777 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:33 am

Yeah I can't see them.
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