Accounts and photos of non-captive reptiles in their natural habitat outside of South Africa. Try to record with your account details such as time of day/night, temperature, weather conditions, lunar cycle, sex, rough age of reptile, and so on.
Awesome man! The kite spider is a Gasteracanthus sp. Keep the pics rolling
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Very nice Westley, N. nigricollis are very grey when they are babies, except for the black neck.
An inaccurate naturalist is a pest and a danger, forever perpetuating illogical deductions and landing later naturalists in trouble. Damm and blast them all to hell in the most painful way. C.J.P. Ionides
I saw one of Don Broadley's articles, "The Reptiles of Southeast Katanga, an Overlooked 'Hotspot'" and he states that N. crawshayi is a seperate species, stating that it is "a sister species of N. nigricollis."
Great article to prepare myself for the trip!
Thanx for all the optimistic comments guys.
ADDER, n. A species of snake. So called from its habit of adding funeral outlays to the other expenses of living. -THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY by AMBROSE BIERCE
Nice pics. I live in Kasanka National Park, just on the other side of the panhandle in Zambia. We have a species of spitting cobra too which we have always assumed to be a black-necked spitting cobra (Naja nigricollis). I have attached some pics. Based on your knowledge of the area/species and the above-mentioned area, would you say our cobra would also fit the N. crawshayi description? Would be interesting to find out as we are part of the Congo System rather than the Zambezian Savannah Woodlands.