Lots of little beasts!!

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Lots of little beasts!!

Postby reptile » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:08 am

Some creatures I've found in Southern Africa over the years. Sorry for some of the bad pictures, digital camera.
Hadogenes sp. Male Rustenburg, South Africa
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Hadogenes sp. Female Rustenburg, Sotuhafrica
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Spider Rustenburg, Southafrica
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Sundevalls Writhing Skink Rustenburg, Southafrica
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Scorpion Rustenburg, Southafrica
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Another Spider Rustenburg, Southafrica
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Yellow Throated Plated Lizard Rustenburg, Southafrica
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Tarantula Rustenburg, Southafrica
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Scorpion Enjoying Bug Rustenburg, Southafrica
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Scorpion Enjoying Millipede Rustenburg, Southafrica
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Black Headed Centipede Eater eating Centipede Lilongwe, Malawi
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Foam Nest Frog South Luangua National Park, Zambia
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Marginated Reed Frog Lilongwe, Malawi
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Yellow-striped Reed Frog Natal, Southafrica
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Painted Reed Frog Natal, Southafrica
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Mozambique Rain Frog attacking ant Lilongwe, Malawi
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Tree/Reed Frog??? Lilongwe, Malawi
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Rhombic Egg Eater Rustenburg, Southafrica
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Mottled Shovel Nosed Frog Lilongwe, Malawi
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Re: Lots of little beasts!!

Postby GCol » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:13 am

Great post, that shot of the Centipede eater grazing is fantastic.
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Re: Lots of little beasts!!

Postby reptile » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:15 am

Thanks
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Re: Lots of little beasts!!

Postby Warren Klein » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:35 am

We don't often see pics of Centipede eaters feeding and this centipede looks big enough to eat the snake itself! Nice shots!
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Re: Lots of little beasts!!

Postby reptile » Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:02 am

Thanks, I fed it in captivity though, but released it afterwards. The centipede is small compared to some we get here.
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Re: Lots of little beasts!!

Postby Chris89 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:20 am

Brilliant finds reptile! Nice variety. Did you feed the centipede alive? Awesome to see. Like Warren says, it could probably easily go the other way. Did the snake feed quite readily?
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Postby reptile » Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:53 am

Yes, I fed it once a week, for about a month before letting it go, but it did eat twice a week once. I fed it live, more natural.
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Re: Lots of little beasts!!

Postby reptile » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:07 pm

Sorry everyone, only now do I notice that the centipede eater is double, here is the foam nest frog.
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Re: Lots of little beasts!!

Postby reptile » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:47 pm

Flap Necked Chameleon Action:
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Postby Ales » Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:15 pm

I like that pic of the chameleon on the leaf, looks like he's licking it :lol:
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Postby reptile » Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:48 pm

He actually is, well he is licking the water on the leaf.
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Re: Lots of little beasts!!

Postby Nick Evans » Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:06 pm

Great post, those Centipede-eater feeding shots are awesome!
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Re: Lots of little beasts!!

Postby Westley Price » Sat Aug 16, 2014 6:58 pm

Epic photos man.

The Shovel Nosed Frog is a gem, what a find!

I just love those black Velvet Spiders. I have always found them very cool and easy to keep.

Thanx for posting.
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Re: Lots of little beasts!!

Postby reptile » Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:11 am

Pleasure, we were actually lucky to find the frog. It was raining hard, and I guess he was flushed out of the ground. They are fast though, and really difficult to catch especially at night with only one torch... :lol: The credit of the photo goes to my brother though.
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Re: Lots of little beasts!!

Postby Mitton » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:08 am

Great post. I have found 100's of Centipede Eaters and have never seen one eat, thanks for sharing.
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