All Over Namibia

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Re: All Over Namibia

Postby Ruan Stander » Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:56 pm

Some hardcore camouflage there, if it wasn't for the tail I don't think I'd be able to find it. The geckos are very pretty.
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Re: All Over Namibia

Postby Bushviper » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:02 pm

On that picture with the Typhlosaurus it looks as if you have it on a hook stick. Nice finds
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Re: All Over Namibia

Postby Westley Price » Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:41 pm

We have had a couple of warm days the last few weeks so here are a couple of finds.

Pachydactylus rugosus

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Bitis caudalis

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Dipsina multimaculata ( I havent found a live one in years so this was a great find for me)

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Re: All Over Namibia

Postby Mitton » Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:06 pm

Nice finds, rugosus are still my favorite.
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Re: All Over Namibia

Postby reptile » Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:57 am

Lovely!!!
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Re: All Over Namibia

Postby Westley Price » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:26 am

Thanx guys.
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Re: All Over Namibia

Postby Warren Klein » Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:40 am

Well done Westley, that Dipsina is special find.
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Re: All Over Namibia

Postby Ruan Stander » Mon Sep 07, 2015 10:29 am

Really wonderful finds, thanks for sharing. Did you find the snakes out and about or in hiding ?
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Re: All Over Namibia

Postby Westley Price » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:22 am

Thanx guys.

Predator, they were all found on the road, the gecko and caudalis at night and the Dipsina during the day.
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Re: All Over Namibia

Postby Chopper 1 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:40 pm

Westley i believe there are a number of "horned adder" species out there - just like "they" split up the many horned adders a few years back! I just love your pics man!!!
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Re: All Over Namibia

Postby Ruan Stander » Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:16 pm

Chopper1, I find that easy to believe. I've seen photos of some very deviant caudalis from Namibia.
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Re: All Over Namibia

Postby Westley Price » Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:32 pm

Thank Chopper.

I met up with Bill Branch last time he was in Namibia couple of months ago and he confirmed there were definitely more than one species of single horned adder.

I am just unsure if anyone is working on describing these.
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Re: All Over Namibia

Postby Westley Price » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:27 pm

Well it's official, spring is here ;)

After making a cup of coffee at the office yesterday, I walked outside just to see one of our technicians bowed over a little bush in a little garden area outside our office.

I asked him what he was looking at and he mumbled something about n "kleurling" which I thought was strange and just carried on sipping my java while paying little attention to him.

Couple of minutes I noted he was still there so I decided to go have a look. I thought he may have dropped something, but when I arrived he was looking at this big guy. What a pleasant surprise.

C. namaquensis

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Re: All Over Namibia

Postby reptile » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:11 am

They look so cool!! I've always wanted to see one;-) awesome as always!!
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Re: All Over Namibia

Postby Mehelya » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:31 am

Amazing finds, Westley! Things are looking good this season for you so far. That Cham is something else.
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