Top

Archive | Forest Cobra Project

Telemetry project – phase 2

Ok, in less than a week our Forest Cobra will be undergoing surgery under the steady hand of Suzanne to have his telemtry unit fitted. A big thank you to the Invicta Arachnid Club from the UK for their donation towards this. We are testing a new release site which will allow us to better […]

Continue Reading 0

Bad News

Well, we found Lucas, but I sort of wish we hadn’t. Bad news today everyone, it would appear that despite being a fairly large black mamba, Lucas has become food. We found his remains bearing a broken neck, so we at least know that death would have come fairly quickly to poor Lucas. It would appear […]

Continue Reading 0

Camera trap – Forest Cobra

In the short duration of our telemetry project so far, we have discovered that all three snakes seem to have taken up residence in specific areas of the bush in which they were released. Using this knowledge, we have set up motion activated nightvision cameras, these cameras were supplied to us by Brickhouse Security. Trying […]

Continue Reading 0

Day 2: Quick Catch Up

Hey everyone, Well some good news and some bad news. We have confirmed visual sightings of all four snakes! The transmitters are all working well (thank you Victor Hugo – they are awesome), and most of the snakes tried to avoid us – always a good sign! Chelsea is still being a lady of leisure – except […]

Continue Reading 0

Day 1: Snake release

Today is the day! The sun is shining, the wind is still and our snakes have been charging themselves in the sunlight as though they had solar panels. In addition to our release crew today we had three guests who wanted to come along and experience the buzz. That’s the joy about Umkhumbi Lodge, you […]

Continue Reading 0

Day -1 : Surgery

Ok, here we are, we have snakes and we have transmitters. Now with months and weeks and days of planning all behind us it is surgery day. The penultimate day, the day when we find out which of our snakes are strong enough for the implantation of the transmitters.   So, the breakdown; Forest Cobra […]

Continue Reading 9

Powered by Yocal