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 Post subject: ID needed.
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:01 pm 
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Hi,

Could anybody help me identify this tortoise I found in the Table Mountain National Park.

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 Post subject: Lizard I.D needed
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:05 pm 
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Hi,

Could somebody help me identify this lizard found in Table Mountain National Park.

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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise I.D needed from TMNP
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Thats an angulate tortoise, found in the cape coastal regions :)

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 Post subject: Re: Lizard I.D needed
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Hi Samantha, it looks as though it might be a "Crag Lizard". Well done on your picture. According to my book they are very shy and never venture far from rock fissures.

They are found on mountains thoughout South Africa. The male is far more colourful and displays various patterns of black, red, orange and yellow, particularly in the mating season.

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 Post subject: Frog ID needed, please
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:40 pm 
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Can anyone ID this frog for me, please. I took this photo at the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve in Stellenbosch. It was alongside a quiet part of a river with quite a few large tadpoles swimming around. There were quite a few there.

Unfortunately, the tranquility of the place was disturbed by a raucous family that came along walking through the river with walking sticks, parents allowing their children to throw rocks into the river pools and even try catching the frogs and tadpoles with a fish net!! I think some of these morons forget that they're in a reserve.

Anyway, I've shed some of the anger, so here's the photo:

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 Post subject: Re: Frog ID needed, please
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Hi sean tucker :)

That (i think) is a mountain toad Capensibufo sp. They are found in vleis and along moist slopes in mountain fynbos. they often gather in large groups in shallow rain-filled depressions when breeding and the tadpoles are 20mm long and black

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