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Re: Northern Namibia

Postby Superciliaris » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:25 pm

Cool animals.
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Re: Northern Namibia

Postby Westley Price » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:25 pm

Hey Goose

Thanx for the confirmation of the Elapsoidea.

The Xenocalamus was live so I released it the same day. Such a pity as I would have liked a positive confirmation.
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Re: Northern Namibia

Postby Westley Price » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:04 pm

This time round it was raining too much so had dominantly amphibians to see.

Saw many of these in the spurts of sunlight between showers.

G. pardalis

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I think this is Poyntonophrynus damaranus.

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This scorpion was drowning and some mites decided to hitch a ride.

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Then this DOR adult Hildebrandtia ornata

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And a live younger one

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Just an idea of how beautiful these seasonal pools are.

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Then I found this Pyxicephalus adspersus spawning pool in the middle of a cattle kraal.

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And just another picture of T. binotata

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Re: Northern Namibia

Postby Pythonodipsas » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:31 pm

Great finds Westley! I very much like the Hildebrandtia and have yet to see a live one.
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Re: Northern Namibia

Postby charl.dbn » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:38 pm

very cool pix..

pitty about those roadkills..

nice finds..

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Re: Northern Namibia

Postby alexander » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:22 pm

Those are some very decent records, nice.
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Re: Northern Namibia

Postby BushSnake » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:22 pm

Posts like this is the reason I still come back! It looks like you are having an awesome time!
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Re: Northern Namibia

Postby nvlooi » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:41 am

Great finds.

The rain in Nam was apperently extreme is some places over the last few days.

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Re: Northern Namibia

Postby Westley Price » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:24 pm

A few finds from southern Namibia.

I'm not going to start a new topic as I'm heading to northern Nam again in a few weeks, so I'll just add onto here.

First a few invert

No idea on ID (Hadogenes sp?)

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Uroplectes sp.

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I think this is Parabuthus villosus

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I would not want to be stung by this!

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Chondrodactylus (Pachy?) bibronii

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Gorgeous Chondrodactylus angilufer female

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Pachydactylus punctatus

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There are tons here, but this one seemed a bit different so took a few pics.

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Bitis arietans. I'm sure most of us know this posture.

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Some time back BV made me aware of the fact that desert/arid puffies have this funny posterior pattern and since I've often noticed it.

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Puffy with Skorpion Mine in background (gotta love the name)

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Bitis caudalis out at night

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A different one out at night

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Now, I've seen MANY caudalis in my time, but this is the first one I found out basking. Great fun.

Note the variation in colour and pattern to the one above and they were found less than 5km apart.

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Almost in-situ pic

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I also came across this. I suspect this was the resting place for a caudalis the previous night.

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Lamprophis (Boaedon) mentalis. Lightest one I've ever seen! Crappy full body shot to show the overall colour.

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Telecopus beetzi in killing mode

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I'm not sure if this is T. beetzi or T. s. polystictus as both are found here, and this one is more yellow that the beetzi I've seen.

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Aspidelaps lubricus

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This was a lekker find, Rhinotyphlops lalandei. Dont think they've been recorded directly north of the Orange River.

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Found some owl dropping in a little cave on the ground

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Some fairy cicles from atop a hill

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Okay, that's enough pics for now. Just a parting shot, some flowering Hoodia

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Re: Northern Namibia

Postby levi_20 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:55 pm

Great additions to a great threat, thanks!
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Re: Northern Namibia

Postby Mitton » Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:58 pm

AWESOME!!!
Sucks that you moving but at least we can look forward to many updates to this thread.
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Re: Northern Namibia

Postby Fooble » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:44 pm

Wes your posts are still AMAZING!!!

It's Chondrodactylus now Pachy's are long gone ;)
Those punctatus are pretty!
That puffy is strike mode is A and the caudalis shots in situ stunning.
The "mentalis" is stunning i've also never seen such a light one.
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Re: Northern Namibia

Postby Westley Price » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:56 pm

Thanx for the compliments guys.

Herping is so much fun in itself, but when you can share your finds with enthusiastic "brothers in arms" it makes it even better!

Living in JHB, I didn't do to much herping or photography, so need to get back into my stride.
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Re: Northern Namibia

Postby Mitton » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:51 am

westley wrote:Living in JHB, I didn't do to much herping or photography, so need to get back into my stride.

When did you live in JHB?? :lol:
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Re: Northern Namibia

Postby Westley Price » Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:16 am

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