Recent finds around Durban

Recent finds around Durban

Postby Nick Evans » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:14 pm

Just posting some photos of things I've found around Durban in the last few months.

Vine Snakes (Thelotornis capensis)
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Red-lipped Herald (Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia)
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Stiletto snake (Atractaspis bibronii)
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Water Monitor (Varanus nilotica)
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Smith's Dwarf Burrowing Skink (Scelotes mossambicus) Not 100% sure if it's mossambicus.
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Flap-necked Chameleon (Chameleo dilepis)
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KwaZulu Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion melanocephalum)
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Marsh Terrapin (Pelomedusa subrufa)
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Natal Tree Frog (Leptopelis natalensis)
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Painted Reed Frog (Hyperolius marmoratus)
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Opistacanthus validus
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Net-casting Spider
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Re: Recent finds around Durban

Postby Fooble » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:37 pm

Nice finds Nick!
Where did you get that Scelotes?

You can PM me locality of you like im rather interested.
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Re: Recent finds around Durban

Postby Venommaniac » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:55 am

Some cool finds, love the first vine snake photo.
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Re: Recent finds around Durban

Postby wadekilian » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:04 am

Where did you find the Marsh Terrapin and the Stilleto?
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Re: Recent finds around Durban

Postby Nick Evans » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:08 pm

I found the Stiletto on a road in Sherwood. The terrapin is in a secret location. ;)
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Re: Recent finds around Durban

Postby Bushviper » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:03 pm

Terrapins can be found in almost any open water in the country. If you find the right spot there are usually hundreds of them.
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Re: Recent finds around Durban

Postby Robyn@TRR » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:52 am

Some awesome pics here Nick!
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Re: Recent finds around Durban

Postby Nick Evans » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:27 pm

Brown Water Snake (Lycodonomorphus rufulus)
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Black-headed Centipede Eater (Aparallactus capensis)
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Painted Reed Frogs (Hyperolius marmoratus)
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Greater Leaf-folding Frog (Afrixalus fornasinii)
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Painted Reed Frog (Hyperolius marmoratus)
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Flap-necked Chameleon (Chameleo dilepis)
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Rhombic Night Adder (Causus rhombeatus)
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Tinker Reed Frog (Hyperolius tuberilinguis)
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Bronze Caco (Cacosternum nanum))
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Whip scorpion after moulting
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Re: Recent finds around Durban

Postby bradmiller » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:56 pm

Really nice photos and great finds. Was this one night or a couple of nights?
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Re: Recent finds around Durban

Postby Nick Evans » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:29 pm

Thanks :)
The Centipede Eater, Whip scorpion, Night Adder and Caco were on different nights. The rest were from last night, although I saw another Night Adder last night as well. Haven't seen any for a few months, they seem to be coming out now. Saw 2 in 2 days.
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Re: Recent finds around Durban

Postby Westley Price » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:03 pm

Nice finds and some great photography man.

The Greater Leaf-folding Frog picture is my favourite. Great shot!

Please don't take the following comment as offensive, but do you crop some of your pictures? I notice some of the pics look a bit "grainy" as if it was cropped.
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Re: Recent finds around Durban

Postby Eyelash » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:30 pm

Some great finds man !Keep them coming !

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Re: Recent finds around Durban

Postby Fooble » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:32 pm

Stunning photo's of the calling frogs.

Where did you come across the cacosternum?
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Re: Recent finds around Durban

Postby Nick Evans » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:29 pm

Thanks for the comments :D

Westley, I don't crop them. I also noticed that, I think its because it's only a 10 megapixel camera. I have a SLR with more megapixels, but I don't have a macro lens so I don't get as close as I would like. The camera, a Nikon COOLPIX P100, is what I use for the small things to get close-ups. I also zoom in a bit, because the lens blocks the flash a bit if the animal is too close.

Fooble, the Bronze Caco was in my garden in Sherwood. I have two small ponds and there is quite a lot of them all around the ponds. The ponds have been there for about 3 years and this is the first time they've come. They make a huge noise for such a small frog!
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Re: Recent finds around Durban

Postby Chris89 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:27 pm

awesome finds and photos Nick. Respect
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