It was cold...(pics!)

Postby top dog » Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:30 pm

Great pics love the one of the monitor in a ball like that
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Postby alexander » Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:26 pm

Sorry boing, they are peripistises-sorry about the spelling. They re velvet worms that catch other insect in a web they cast, you usually don't see 20 at a time though.
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Postby snake-5 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:29 pm

I think that shark had a fight with a bigger shark.
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Postby armata » Thu Jul 10, 2008 8:42 pm

You were luck to see a group of velvet worms, I have been trying to photograph one for some time
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Postby steve » Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:30 pm

sheew impressive camera work. i love our south African indigenous wild life, we are so lucky. :)
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Postby Piston » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:45 pm

It also look like a common Caco for me. Maybe more details on were it was found, can help with n positive identification. Aswell as ventral colour and patterns can help.

BTW is that velvet worms?
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Postby boing » Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:38 am

Piston wrote:BTW is that velvet worms?


Yeah, read the other posts! Well, I guess I should be impressed you noticed something that wasn't a frog!!!! (HeeHee, just joking!) I thought that's what they were. Our Taxidermist has a couple that Bill wants to photograph. Fascinating creatures! Aparently they shed just like a snake!!
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Postby drummer » Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:48 am

one we saw on the Costa Rica trip...

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Postby alexander » Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:48 am

wow, never knew that they could get that big!!
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Postby armata » Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:54 pm

Let me know if you find any more Alex.
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Postby alexander » Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:02 pm

They aren't too hard to find, look under rotting logs in forested moist areas and you're sure to find some.
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Postby armata » Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:39 pm

Not in the Little Karoo though.
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