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 Post subject: Re: Predators at Picnic Sites, Waterholes and Toilets in KTP
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:02 pm 
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Hi,

Found a Puffadder in the mens toilet at Dikbaardskolk.

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A Cobra? I would never have even thought it to be a cobra, IM assuming as its part of the cobra family its poisonous?? Eish walking sticks LOL


Yes SL your assumption is correct...... :thumbs_up:

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The Cape cobra (Naja nivea), also called the yellow cobra is a moderate-sized, highly venomous cobra inhabiting a wide variety of biomes across southern Africa including arid savanna, fynbos, bushveld, desert and semi-desert regions. The species is diurnal and is a feeding generalist, preying on a number of different species and carrion. Predators of this species include birds of prey, honey badgers and various species of mongoose. The Cape cobra is also known as the "geelslang" (yellow snake) and "bruinkapel" (brown cobra) in South Africa. Afrikaans speaking South Africans also refer to the Cape cobra as "koperkapel" ("copper cobra"), mainly because of a rich yellow color variation. This species has no known subspecies


OMW they walking stick couldve caused some serious damage if it had struck thank goodness it didn't

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Wow myles what a beautiful snake!!!....... :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Found a Puffadder in the mens toilet at Dikbaardskolk.

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OMW puff adder definitely not a snake Id like to walk into in the LOO but GREAT SIGHTING :D

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YIKES on the puff adder!!! :big_eyes:

SL - as for the Cape Cobra......I had just come back from the loo and had seen some white plastic pipes in the sand that had been uncovered a bit. That's why when I saw the snake coming out of the hole, I though it was another pipe. I didn't think bright yellow was a colour for snakes. :redface: :redface:

Now I know better :slap:


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Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful thread 8)

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YIKES on the puff adder!!! :big_eyes:

SL - as for the Cape Cobra......I had just come back from the loo and had seen some white plastic pipes in the sand that had been uncovered a bit. That's why when I saw the snake coming out of the hole, I though it was another pipe. I didn't think bright yellow was a colour for snakes. :redface: :redface:

Now I know better :slap:


Lol don't worry I too have encountered a standing up stick before and that was a mozambiquen spitting cobra im just so thankful the thing never bit me!! Lol

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January 2011 - Lisette and her 2 daughters under the watertanks at Auchterlonie ...

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And one of my favourites ... Inside the ladies at Dikbaardskolk - thankfully the "puff otter" was gone by the time we got there :D

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And one of my favourites ... Inside the ladies at Dikbaardskolk - thankfully the "puff otter" was gone by the time we got there :D

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LOL who needs bundu drums and smoke signals Paper plates are the way of the future ......... Classic absolutely love it :)

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Oh dear, it seems to me that there are much more 'unmentioned preditors', snakes and critters that I omitted from my original 'intro' in the KTP picnic spots, toilets and water holes. Not to mention the scorpions!

Thank you for the wonderful contributions and I must say Myles, that puffadder in the toilet is enough to make me completely forget why I wanted to visit the loo in the first instance!

@ Timbits: A great photo of the Cape Cobra 'peeping' from the hole! (Remind me not to open a picnic rug over any holes in future!) Yes, like other "Mites" have already mentioned, cobras pack a very leathal dose of neuro toxic venoum and if any one will be so unlucky to sustain a bite from this one (in KTP), Uppington can proof to be just too far for medical help!

@ Scouter: A warning is a warning, even on a paper plate and probably more effective! Nice photo of Lizette and the kids at Auchterlonie!

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............and talking about scorpions and of course also very poisoness with an even more very painful sting!

We found these “critters” in the NOSSOB swimming pool in December 2010. Needless to say, the pool was evacuated in a record time!

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It is things like this that make you realize it is still very much wild out there!

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............and talking about scorpions and of couse also very poisoness with an even more very painful sting!

We found these “critters” in the NOSSOB swimming pool in December 2010. Needless to say, the pool was evacuated in a record time!

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scorpions eish it sounds as bad as berg n dal pool the scorpions were rife in that pool at one stage and plenty to be found under your tent sail when your packing up to go home! Do you know what type of scorpion those are foto? And venom levels?

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