Reptiles found in the Kruger Park

Reptiles found in the Kruger Park

Postby mania » Sun May 06, 2007 12:50 pm

I spotted all these reptiles while driving through the Kruger Park recently. Sorry for the bad quality pictures :oops:

Puff Adder
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Flapnecked Chameleon
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Brown house snake
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Not sure what type of tortoise :?:
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Not sure what type of skink :?:
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Can anyone help identify what tortoise and skink :?:
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Postby Mongoose » Sun May 06, 2007 1:18 pm

I think the tortoise is a Bells hinged tortoise (Kinixys.b.belliana)

The skink is a Five-lined skink (Trachylepis.q.quinquetaeniata)
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Postby Zeek » Sun May 06, 2007 1:19 pm

You lucky :!:
I was in Kruger 2 weeks before you and only spotted Leopard tortoise and a Mozambique spitter.
did you by some chance get out your car to photograph the Reptiles :?:
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Postby alexander » Sun May 06, 2007 3:45 pm

Yip, thats a female Rainbow skink (or five lined), I don't thats a Bells but a different hinged tortoise, Natal or Speke's.
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Postby mania » Sun May 06, 2007 4:00 pm

no zeek i was still in the car thats why i think the pics are not great quality from the car shaking. Just with the five lined skink (thanks for the name guys) that was at the one camp we stopped off at so managed to get close but the BHS looked as if a car had riden over it coz it had 2 marks on its body that seemed the length of a tire, but he seemed fine and moved quite fast
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Re: Reptiles found in the Kruger Park

Postby Chameleon Company » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:21 pm

looks like that brown house snake took quite a beating on the one side!!
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Re: Reptiles found in the Kruger Park

Postby bradman » Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:30 pm

Is that puffie grey in colour or is that just your photo?
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