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Postby Kennyakagera » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:49 pm

Hi Herpers,

I'm creating this post for you guys to see a bit more about this part of Africa where I'm working and wish have some very interesting stuff,
Their will be lots of picture coming soon just posting a couple tonight
Feel free to ask, comment, advice ;)
Hope you enjoy,

Atheris Nitchei Just a little stunner.
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Atheris Nitchei
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Thrasophs Jacksonii
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Babycurus sp. The only species of scorpions I've ever seen around here.
http://www.sareptiles.co.za/gallery/alb ... C_2285.JPG

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Postby Kennyakagera » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:53 pm

Sorry guys just see the mistake with the link thats whats happening when you want to go to bed...

Here are the pictures
Babycurus sp.
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Atheris Nitchei
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Postby J.C » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:17 pm

Kenny.

Amazing photos! Man I would love to see those animals in nature and actually take photos of them myself.

Please post more,will follow this post for sure.

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Postby Kennyakagera » Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:49 am

Thanks J-c for the kind comments,
here are a few more.

Kassina senegalensis
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Dendroaspis polylepis
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Varanus niloticus
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Elapsoidea loveridgei colletii
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Natriciteres olivacea
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Eastern grey plantain eater just a beautiful bird I wanted to share with you guys ...
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Akagera Biotope
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Postby Bushviper » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:47 pm

Dont be too free with that Elapsoidea. You are far from medical help. Lovely pics by the way.
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Postby Kennyakagera » Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:44 pm

Thanks BV,
I am very careful with that Elapsoidea but he is definitely one of a kind, he is so kind I avoid handling it but it never tried to bite me at all even when I just caught it...
BY the way I've been doing lots of research on its venom but couldn't find much what are the symptoms ? and the procedure in case of a bite ? I suppose its neurotoxic and cytotoxic so same than for cobra bite ?
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Postby Kennyakagera » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:49 pm

Hi guy,

Sorry I didn't updated this post I was busy working on a new project but still doing some herping on side and new place means new species. ;)
Again advice or question will be appreciated ;-)

Most beautiful snake on earth ! Atheris nitchei
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Atheris nitchei
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Beautiful female boomslang typus kyvuensis
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Big female Naja melanoleuca
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Big female Naja melanoleuca
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i]Bitis gabonica[/i] famous white headed gaboon in burundi
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i]Bitis gabonica[/i] famous white headed gaboon in burundi
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i]Bitis gabonica[/i] famous white headed gaboon in burundi
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L.fuloginosus
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Bitis arietans
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Will come back soon with some more ;)
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Postby kfc223 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:02 pm

Some very nice finds!
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Postby Bushviper » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:24 pm

That gaboon looks as if it cannot breathe properly? The open mouth is not a good sign.

I once got a pair of puffadders from Burundi. They grew to almost a metre within a year.
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Postby Kev » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:51 pm

Thanks for sharing, some nice finds.
That cobra looks pissed!
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Postby Kennyakagera » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:57 am

Thanks everybody I'll post some new finds later on.
BV I noticed that as well but what can we do ? :-? About the ones you got from Burundi I'm pretty sur they must have come from Mister Patrice Fray who I went herping with a couple of times very very interesting guy !
Kev it's a melanoleuca only thing you can expect from this snakes !! But yeah she was pretty angry.
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Postby Chris89 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:14 pm

Brilliant post!
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Postby Kev » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:13 pm

Kennyakagera wrote:Kev it's a melanoleuca only thing you can expect from this snakes !! But yeah she was pretty angry.


I've only come across one in the past, and it was more interested in a frog that it was trying to swallow than me... although I don't have much experience with the "hots" so I keep my distance and try not to antagonize them to much.

Once again great post and keep them coming.
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Postby Westley Price » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:22 pm

Kenny, you often mention how jealous you are of our local herping pics, but I guarantee we are much more jealous of your finds!

Just constrictive criticism, it's better to use two hooks for a heavy bodied snake like a Gaboon, than tailing it; it hurts the snake and is dangerous for the handler.
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Postby monopeltis » Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:07 pm

Are these all field finds? Or some from local parks/trappers?
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