SteveZi's Finds

SteveZi's Finds

Postby SteveZi » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:34 pm

Thought i'd share some stuff I found today:
Lots of roadkill snakes, mainly skaapstekers and puff adders and somehow some idiot managed to kill a rooikat as well.
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I caught this crossmarked snake on the road, it gave my leather glove a good bite!

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My cat and this puffie had a staredown competition this afternoon.
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I'll release them tomorrow and try/practice to take more natural looking photos.
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Re: SteveZi's Finds

Postby Savu » Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:02 pm

Sometimes I forget how beautiful our puffadders are. Really nice specimen!!
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Re: SteveZi's Finds

Postby Ruan Stander » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:52 pm

What a pity.
That is an awesome photo of the puff adder, those eyes are gorgeous.
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Re: SteveZi's Finds

Postby SteveZi » Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:38 am

Thanks predator - I have to rethink my workflow when it comes to taking natural photos - I released the puffie this morning and it disappeared into the brush before I could even press a button...
oh well, next time.
Here is this morning's roadkill - boomslang
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Re: SteveZi's Finds

Postby reptile » Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:47 pm

Beautiful specimen! pity that it was dead.
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Re: SteveZi's Finds

Postby Ruan Stander » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:07 pm

Ah that's happened to me once or twice.
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Re: SteveZi's Finds

Postby Kakibos » Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:01 pm

Nice puffy, shame about the boomslang.
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Re: SteveZi's Finds

Postby Bushviper » Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:46 pm

Please freeze the roadkills. The museums still want them. Even if its just for stomach contents or some DNA as long as it has not started decomposing.
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Re: SteveZi's Finds

Postby SteveZi » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:52 pm

That's very interesting @Bushviper - any interested parties must contact me, I have no problem collecting and keeping specimens for them.

I took this picture of the crossed whip snake showing it's nice big eye.
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Re: SteveZi's Finds

Postby Bushviper » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:13 pm

Oops I forgot you are the Cape. There it would be an offense to have even a dead non venomous snake in your possession. Pity because I think tons of scientific material will go to waste if it is not collected. Funny enough dead venomous species are not protected. Just confirm this with Cape Nature and get it in writing.
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Re: SteveZi's Finds

Postby Sico » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:05 am

What is the logic behind this Bv?
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Re: SteveZi's Finds

Postby SteveZi » Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:55 pm

Today, after driving past three dead mole snakes, I decided to take this guy off the road - it had a LOT of bad attitude, but it was all worth it.
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Re: SteveZi's Finds

Postby reptile » Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:12 pm

Well done! Beautifull specimen!
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Re: SteveZi's Finds

Postby SteveZi » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:47 pm

Shot @reptile.
Hope I'm not boring you guys with my posts.
a Very pretty skaapie, although it has one blind eye and a little scar on the neck:

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Also got some decent shots of the moley upon release:

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Re: SteveZi's Finds

Postby Fooble » Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:45 am

Nice finds and good pics! Thanks for sharing!
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