A few from Grahamstown

A few from Grahamstown

Postby flyjack » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:32 am

These are just a few of the reptiles I've found around Grahamstown recently. Please correct any wrong IDs :) . I did also see the tail of a decent sized snake, but that was just as it dissapeared down its hole :(

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Despite this being probably the most common lizard I see, I cant actually put my finger on an identification... Any help? Is it maybe a cape skink?

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Agama atra male I think?

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Gerrhosaurus flavigularis (yellow throated plated lizard) ? This thing was quick. As soon as I put him down on the rock for a photo he was gone! But dont worry I wasnt squashing him :)
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Re: A few from Grahamstown

Postby taiwanbeauty » Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:29 pm

Cape Skinks are usually very obese creatures, but it looks like one.
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Re: A few from Grahamstown

Postby Westley Price » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:08 pm

All your IDs are fine,except for the skink.

The skink is Trachylepis varia, Variable Skink.

Thanx for sharing and pleas do add more pics when you get some.
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Re: A few from Grahamstown

Postby flyjack » Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:03 am

Qk thanks for that westley. Unfortunately more pics might be few and far between for a while due to exams :( but I will try and go for a walk or two in my study breaks. Cheers guys
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Re: A few from Grahamstown

Postby cpcg » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:47 pm

Wow,i have also seen lizards like this species at my backyard (Grahamstown). Nice pics of u.
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