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 Post subject: Re: What is this.........?
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:18 pm 
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Kathy,

Will wait for the pics and when we have made a 100% ID I will let you know, BUT iI can tell you its not a sand snake.

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 Post subject: Re: What is this.........?
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Kathy,

This is the reply on the snake ID:

Dwarf beaked snake, Dipsina mulimaculata

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Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:21 pm 
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Another snake ID required:

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Can anyone ID this snake and perhaps some explanation as to why it look like it had been run over by a herd of springbok?

Found in 2007 on the TR to MM road.

Blackie.

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 Post subject: Re: What is this.........?
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@Blackie,

Please email me the picture.

Any insect or reptile I would appreciate if you could email it directly to me as well (after posting) for 100% ID.

KG

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 Post subject: Re: What is this.........?
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:38 pm 
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Hi @ all,

here is a tiny little picture:
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I know the bird and I am more interested in the Caterpillar ...
What would have happened if it not ended as food?

And here are are two little species, flower and Lizard, to identify:
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Thanks from Cologne
Ingrid

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 Post subject: Re: What is this.........?
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Dear All,

May I please request when you do post a picture of any reptile or flower to send me the pictures via email for positive identification. Sometimes the specie is just not close enough for 100% identification.

Picture can be send to jank@sanparks.org.

Ingrid, please forward your pics as well to me.

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 Post subject: Re: What is this.........?
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@Blackie,

Thanks for the email picture it does make it so much easier to ID.
The snake in question,

Mole Snake Pseudaspis
This genus contains a single, widely distributed species.

Pseudaspis cana

I have seen these snakes in different colours from a dirty white to almost black, it does look like something has ran over the snake but it is actually the 'concertina' movement.

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 Post subject: Re: What is this.........?
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Kgalagadi Guru wrote:
Kathy,

This is the reply on the snake ID:

Dwarf beaked snake, Dipsina mulimaculata


Thanx a lot Jannie just discovered the answer today :redface:

So Michele was right :thumbs_up: !

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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:44 am 
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Another snake ID required please....

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Is this a mole snake?(seen north of Grootkolk)

KG - will e-mail you the pix! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: What is this.........?
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Wanderw,

It is indeed a mole snake in a very light coloured stadium.

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These moths were seen flying around Rooiputs. They were mostly sitting on the grass and flowers.
When we shone the spotlight into the grassy patches to check for eyes all these moths flew straight up into the air. They seemed to have very bright red eyes.

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Caracal,

As per the picture it looks like the Fulvous Hawk Moth - Coelonia fulvinotata

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Kgalagadi Guru wrote:
Caracal,

As per the picture it looks like the Fulvous Hawk Moth - Coelonia fulvinotata



Thanks Jannie :thumbs_up:

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Hi Jannie...
This thread is called "What is this?" Don't tell me it's a male lion :doh:

What is the significance of the 'u shaped' branding seen on the rump??
He was 'keen' on me standing on the deck of Urikaruus :shock: Talk about out staring each other :shock: !!

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 Post subject: Re: What is this.........?
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@Dreamer, indeed you are correct in saying it is a male lion, about 3 years old :tongue:

There is no specific meaning of the different 'brand' markings on any of the lions, the markings is just for management purposes to make each culprit who have acted against the ‘law’ unique. These markings are then recorded and a whole file is opened about the culprit. The markings just make it easier for us to see who it is and to compare it with the markings recorded in a book.

Hope it helps.

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