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Serrated Fan-throated Lizard (Sitana marudhamneydhal)

Observer

civinsolomon

Date

May 31, 2018 10:23 PM IST

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Bushy Lichens (Genus Ramalina)

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bionerds

Date

October 23, 2021 07:57 AM SAST

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Four-striped Grass Mouse (Rhabdomys pumilio)

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daryldbs

Date

December 25, 2020 05:37 AM SAST

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Smith's Thick-toed Gecko (Pachydactylus formosus)

Observer

alexanderr

Date

October 14, 2021 05:28 PM SAST

Description

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Cape Sand Snake (Psammophis leightoni)

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cr_hundermark

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olvr_a

Date

September 16, 2021 02:04 PM SAST

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Natal Forest Tree Frog (Leptopelis natalensis)

Observer

suncana

Date

August 31, 2021 08:11 AM SAST

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Karoo Sand Snake (Psammophis notostictus)

Date

August 16, 2021 05:38 PM EEST

Place

WC, ZA (Google, OSM)

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White-throated Monitor (Varanus albigularis ssp. albigularis)

Observer

m_burger

Date

April 1, 2019 03:20 PM SAST

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Dwarf Beaked Snake (Dipsina multimaculata)

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chadkeates

Date

September 7, 2019 06:02 PM SAST

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Yellow-bellied Sea Snake (Hydrophis platurus)

Observer

tyroneping

Date

July 3, 2020 09:04 AM SAST

Description

A regional rarity.

Hydrophis platurus
Yellow-belled Sea Snake. From Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal.

http://www.tyroneping.co.za/snakes-southern-africa/hydrophis-platurus-yellowbelly-sea-snake/

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White-throated Monitor (Varanus albigularis ssp. albigularis)

Observer

sitszasadam

Date

January 6, 2020 10:29 AM GMT

Description

Any idea what happened to its front feet?

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Ground Agama (Agama aculeata)

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pieter_theron

Date

January 8, 2019 08:59 AM SAST

Description

Hatchlings still in the nest

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Karoo Tiger Snake (Telescopus beetzi)

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chris29za

Date

February 2, 2017 03:34 AM UTC

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Cape Sand Snake (Psammophis leightoni)

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louisvw

Date

May 19, 2020 01:54 PM SAST

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Marsh Mongoose (Atilax paludinosus)

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ctobserver

Date

April 9, 2019

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Cape Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion pumilum)

Observer

simonebalt

Date

April 20, 2020 05:00 PM SAST

Description

Chameleons are thirsty, sometimes hold them closer to small puddles of water and they drink as much as they can

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Painted Reed Frog (Hyperolius marmoratus)

Observer

bartwursten

Date

December 4, 2005 10:38 PM CET

Description

form broadleyi

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Borneo Forest Dragon (Gonocephalus bornensis)

Observer

cclborneo

Date

November 21, 2012 09:39 PM +08

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Namaqua Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion occidentale)

Observer

jacquesmerwe923

Date

March 5, 2020 02:07 PM SAST

Description

Quite far inland.

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Common Dwarf Gecko (Lygodactylus capensis)

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sallyhey

Date

April 1, 2020 12:27 PM SAST

Description

In suburban garden. Licking the flowers of the Fennel plant

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Red Rockhares (Genus Pronolagus)

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allyjosh

Date

January 5, 2020 03:33 PM SAST

Description

Rusty tail; found in rocky outcrop; eating fynbos leaves and flowers.

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Common Brown Water Snake (Lycodonomorphus rufulus)

Observer

wielies

Date

January 15, 2016

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Transvaal Snake Lizard (Chamaesaura aenea)

Observer

ajott

Date

December 1, 2013 12:00 AM -05

Description

(Chamaesaura aenea)

Transvaal Grass lizard, Transvaal-Schlangenechse

This lizard is almost legless, but if you look closely you can see the degenerated legs, which are barely used.

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Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

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markgrtdixon

Date

May 2019

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Desert Plated Lizard (Gerrhosaurus skoogi)

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redrovertracy

Date

April 16, 2002 01:18 PM MST

Description

Male (he had black under his chin). A local named the species which I've used as a placeholder.

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Serrated Hinged Terrapin (Pelusios sinuatus)

Observer

vanessa446

Date

January 22, 2020 06:20 PM SAST

Description

Hatchling serrated hinged terrapin found swimming in the pool!

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Ground Agama (Agama aculeata)

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ryruther

Date

February 8, 2017 09:47 AM EST

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Flap-necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis)

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heliastes21

Date

October 27, 2015 12:25 PM GMT

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Cape Reticulate Beetle (Tenomerga leucophaea)

Observer

bloempje

Date

January 1, 2020 03:07 PM SAST

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Bibron's Thick-toed Gecko (Chondrodactylus bibronii)

Observer

kevinatbrakputs

Date

January 8, 2020 10:13 AM SAST

Description

Lizard in regurgitation/vomit containing a second lizard, bones and hair.

For regurgitation obs, see

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/37395198

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Boomslang (Dispholidus typus)

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willemvzyl

Date

April 4, 2019 08:37 AM SAST

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Cradock Thick-toed Gecko (Pachydactylus geitje)

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willemvzyl

Date

March 10, 2019 10:37 AM SAST

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African Clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis)

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alexanderr

Date

January 1, 2020 11:58 AM SAST

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Southern African Python (Python natalensis)

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alexanderr

Date

January 1, 2020 12:44 PM SAST

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Argus Reed Frog (Hyperolius argus)

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rguinness

Date

January 5, 2020 02:14 PM SAST

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Flat Lizards (Genus Platysaurus)

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myra001

Date

November 22, 2019

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Helmeted Turtle (Pelomedusa subrufa)

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lemoncul

Date

January 1, 2020 03:05 PM SAST

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Kirk's Rock Agama (Agama kirkii)

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lemoncul

Date

January 1, 2020 10:17 AM SAST

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Flap-necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis)

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russh

Date

March 17, 2014 02:08 PM CDT

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Grey Foam-nest Tree Frog (Chiromantis xerampelina)

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jouberth

Date

December 28, 2019 08:23 AM SAST

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Tropical Spiny Agama (Agama armata)

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dsb333

Date

January 1, 2020 03:53 PM SAST

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Mole Snake (Pseudaspis cana)

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wynand_uys

Date

December 31, 2019 09:27 AM SAST

Description

A bunch of small snakes, some dragonfly nymphs and two mice (off picture) regurgitaed on a dam wall, presumably by a heron.

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Bushveld Lizard (Heliobolus lugubris)

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jouberth

Date

December 28, 2019 08:52 AM SAST

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Cape Girdled Lizard (Cordylus cordylus)

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ivanparr

Date

October 29, 2019 04:27 PM PDT

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Southern Rock Agama (Agama atra)

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ivanparr

Date

October 29, 2019 04:14 PM PDT

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Serrated Hinged Terrapin (Pelusios sinuatus)

Observer

seandaniels

Date

May 16, 2015 12:56 AM UTC

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Earthworms and Allies (Subclass Oligochaeta)

Observer

seanprivett

Date

December 26, 2019 10:39 PM SAST

Place

WC, ZA (Google, OSM)

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Southern Vine Snake (Thelotornis capensis ssp. capensis)

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carina2

Date

December 26, 2019 10:46 AM SAST

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dhfischer

Date

July 6, 2019 10:47 AM HST

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Insect-Parasitising Nematodes (Family Mermithidae)

Observer

wynand_uys

Date

December 1, 2014

Description

Parasitic worm from a huntsman spider


Body length a tad short of 600mm! Emerged from a sparassid. Found curled up into a Gordian tangle, suggesting a Horsehair Worm or Gordian Worm (due to their knottiness)belonging to the Nematomorpha, usually seen emerging from crickets and grasshoppers. It appears, however, that such worms that come from spiders are more likely mermithid Nematodes. All references I could find quote Poinar 1985. The brief text in ADS2014:(p.19)that deals with nematode parasites of spiders is also copied from that article.

Little seems to be knowm about life cycles or identification of long, tough helminths that live in large spiders. Poinar (1985) mentions mermithids up to 150mm and Nematomorphs that parasitise insects are said to be as long as a meter. By size and general appearance this worm resembles Nematomorphs I've seen emerging from Cockroaches.

I dipped the worm in hot water to kill it so I could satisfy my curiosity about its length. It is now preserved in cane spirits if anyone is interested?

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Insect-Parasitising Nematodes (Family Mermithidae)

Observer

sallyslak

Date

June 12, 2018 02:58 PM SAST

Place

Stoep (Google, OSM)

Description

Found on stoep in late afternoon sun - both parties rather dead and dry.

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Cape Mountain Lizard (Tropidosaura gularis)

Observer

alexanderr

Date

August 11, 2017 09:02 PM SAST

Description

Thanks to Luke Kemp for fingering the lizard into position

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Brown Forest Cobra (Naja subfulva)

Observer

bushboy

Date

December 22, 2019 02:25 PM SAST

Description

Damn those thirsty birds!

Photos kind courtesy of Charles Botha

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Snouted Cobra (Naja annulifera)

Observer

jouberth

Date

December 2019

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Edible Bullfrog (Pyxicephalus edulis)

Observer

jouberth

Date

December 20, 2019 11:16 PM SAST

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Flap-necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis)

Observer

jouberth

Date

December 2019

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Flap-necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis)

Observer

jouberth

Date

December 2019

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wynand_uys

Date

December 21, 2019 11:11 AM SAST

Description

Body length 4.6mm
Seen hopping across hot, barren, coarse sand to a vantage point where it appeared to be scanning the surrounds for prey.

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Common Romans (Family Solpugidae)

Observer

vynbos

Date

December 2, 2018 12:14 PM SAST

Description

Roman Passion

Length approx. 25mm
Started filming a few seconds in, so whole encounter took approx 90seconds. Full video here: https://youtu.be/UOZ53L8qk0A

I saw the male circling the female, then suddenly dart in behind her. He held her in his jaws, her abdomen bend up and over her head. They continued back and forth for 90seconds, at times it became frenetic and he whacked her up and down on the sand a number of times (as in GIF), which made me think perhaps they weren't mating but that one solifuge was killing the other. But in the end they separated unharmed.

From Wikipedia:
" Life cycle
..Reproduction can involve direct or indirect sperm transfer; when indirect, the male emits a spermatophore on the ground and then inserts it with his chelicerae in the female's genital pore. To do this, he flings the female on her back.
The female then digs a burrow, into which she lays 50 to 200 eggs – some species then guard them until they hatch. Because the female does not feed during this time, she will try to fatten herself beforehand, and a species of 5 cm has been observed to eat more than 100 flies during that time in the laboratory. Solifugae undergo a number of stages including, egg, postembryo, 9–10 nymphal instars, and adults."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solifugae#Life_cycle

Links to more mating vids here: https://www.inaturalist.org/comments/2330202

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Serrated Hinged Terrapin (Pelusios sinuatus)

Observer

lemoncul

Date

December 13, 2019 10:25 AM SAST

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Limpopo Girdled Lizard (Cordylus jonesii)

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ryruther

Date

December 30, 2016 04:56 AM EST

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Black Girdled Lizard (Cordylus niger)

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mrmorton

Date

October 29, 2019 04:57 PM +03

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Common Scimitarbill (Rhinopomastus cyanomelas)

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ivanparr

Date

October 23, 2019 06:51 AM PDT

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Green Cape White-Eye (Zosterops virens ssp. virens)

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ronelb

Date

January 4, 2019 04:16 PM SAST

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Vertebrates (Subphylum Vertebrata)

Observer

ronelb

Date

December 17, 2019 08:03 AM SAST

Place

NW, ZA (Google, OSM)

Description

Some kind of nest build in grass right at the bottom of the ground, there are several holes in that nest. I did wait quite some time to see what will come out or go in but saw nothing

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Cape Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion pumilum)

Observer

kimberliemassyn

Date

December 5, 2019

Place

Muizenberg (Google, OSM)

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Knysna Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion damaranum)

Observer

colin25

Date

December 13, 2019 03:06 PM SAST

Description

Fell onto my coffee cup saucer

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Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus)

Observer

dikdik

Date

February 18, 2019

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Namib Giant Ground Gecko (Chondrodactylus angulifer)

Observer

laurent_h

Date

December 7, 2019 11:24 PM SAST

Place

Hardap, NA (Google, OSM)

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Horned Adder (Bitis caudalis)

Observer

laurent_h

Date

December 7, 2019 06:57 AM SAST

Place

Hardap, NA (Google, OSM)

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Spotted Barking Gecko (Ptenopus garrulus ssp. maculatus)

Observer

laurent_h

Date

December 7, 2019 09:02 PM SAST

Place

Hardap, NA (Google, OSM)

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Spotted Barking Gecko (Ptenopus garrulus ssp. maculatus)

Observer

laurent_h

Date

December 7, 2019 09:09 PM SAST

Place

Hardap, NA (Google, OSM)

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Marbled Leaf-toed Gecko (Afrogecko porphyreus)

Observer

michknysna

Date

October 27, 2019 03:37 PM SAST

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Lizards (Suborder Sauria)

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alexanderr

Date

December 7, 2019 11:30 AM SAST

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Golden Baboon Spider (Augacephalus junodi)

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jouberth

Date

December 6, 2019 09:45 PM SAST

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Natal Forest Tree Frog (Leptopelis natalensis)

Observer

scleroptila

Date

December 8, 2019 10:10 AM SAST

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Chapman's Pygmy Chameleon (Rhampholeon chapmanorum)

Observer

matthhias

Date

August 2019

Place

Missing Location

Description

BINCO npo survey. Permission to post these pictures. For more info see https://binco.eu/projects/malawi/

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Cape Snake Lizard (Chamaesaura anguina)

Observer

linkie

Date

November 21, 2019 02:03 PM SAST

Description

thX Chris. ; )

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Cape Snake Lizard (Chamaesaura anguina)

Observer

linkie

Date

November 21, 2019 11:14 AM SAST

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Poynton's River Frog (Amietia poyntoni)

Observer

kevinatbrakputs

Date

November 30, 2019 04:20 PM SAST

Description

A small group of these (never more than 10 adults, usually about 5, I reckon) has been living in this well in an ephemeral rocky riverbed for at least 6 years. Well about 2 m diameter and 3 m deep, fed by a slow natural spring.

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Spike Wilters (Genus Pephricus)

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venturefoth

Date

September 28, 2019 12:16 PM SAST

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Grey Foam-nest Tree Frog (Chiromantis xerampelina)

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darragh132

Date

December 2, 2018 09:10 AM SAST

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Angulate Tortoise (Chersina angulata)

Observer

anthonywalton

Date

November 24, 2019 03:02 PM SAST

Description

2 individuals hiding in dense cover alongside drainage area/ valley

Cape Peninsula Fynbos

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Cape Rock Sengi (Elephantulus edwardii)

Date

July 27, 2012

Description

cape rock elephant shrew


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Red-Sided Skink (Trachylepis homalocephala)

Observer

david_taylor

Date

November 23, 2019 02:39 PM SAST

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Namib Giant Ground Gecko (Chondrodactylus angulifer)

Observer

ryanmtippett

Date

November 2019

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Mozambique Agama (Agama mossambica)

Observer

chinga

Date

November 10, 2019 10:50 AM SAST

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Cape Snake Lizard (Chamaesaura anguina)

Observer

vynbos

Date

November 21, 2019 04:04 PM SAST

Description

not sure why it was easy to catch, the day wasn't cold.
Scales quite sharp/scabrid to the touch, which was a surprise.

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California King Snake (Lampropeltis californiae)

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silindokuhle

Date

November 2, 2019 04:40 PM SAST

Description

Road kill

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Rinkhals (Hemachatus haemachatus)

Observer

timponton

Date

November 23, 2019

Description

Observed by Josh van Blerk

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Turner's Thick-toed Gecko (Chondrodactylus turneri)

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jouberth

Date

November 22, 2019 09:19 PM SAST

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Mozambique Spitting Cobra (Naja mossambica)

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jouberth

Date

November 2019

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Southern Rock Agama (Agama atra)

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steveball

Date

November 16, 2019 01:42 PM SAST

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Cape Sand Snake (Psammophis leightoni)

Observer

wooshness

Date

November 23, 2019 09:04 AM SAST

Place

WC, ZA (Google, OSM)

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Spotted Painted Reedfrog (Hyperolius marmoratus ssp. verrucosus)

Observer

colin25

Date

November 24, 2019 07:16 AM SAST

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Striped Scrub Lizard (Nucras taeniolata)

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wonderwalker

Date

November 14, 2019

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Southern Rock Agama (Agama atra)

Observer

fatpat

Date

October 30, 2019