27/12/2011 – Day 3 11:00 No wonder we couldn’t find it yesterday! The forest Cobra has moved to the other side of the property (and in a different direction to the one it was heading on release day). Using our telelmetry equipment we located Forest Cobra 01 – FC01 to a region of bush to […]
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26/12/2011 – Day 2 Location unknown – we searched for it at various times throughout the day. But no, it appears to have gone AWOL.
25/12/2011 – Day 1 18:00 Weather: Hot with short, light rain showers. On release forest cobra climbed into the trees to soak up the remaining sun rays from on top of the canopy. ………………………………………………………….
Yes, that’s right, the second phase of our snake telemetry project has begun. At 18:00 today (25/12/2011) we released FC01 – the first Forest Cobra (Naja melanoleuca) of the second phase of our snake telemetry project. Read more and follow FC01 here!.
Check out this weeks factsheet on Typical Skinks – Trachylepis (Mabuya).
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 […]
Find below our latest factsheet on the Heady Maiden moth
Last week we awoke to find Corn Snake eggs (this was a surprise as she didn’t show any signs), Iguana eggs (they haven’t let us down yet), and house snake eggs. I can’t help but wonder which other animals will follow suit and produce more little ones. The Gaboon adders are definitely acting as though […]
See below for the latest in our factsheet series
Friday the 18th November brings two families or our Amarok family weekend. We have 4 adults, and 4 kids – it’s going to be fun! Our adults are Solly, Lindy, Derryck and Charlene and are accompanied by Daniel, Trystan, Ethyn and Keagyn. The temperature is sweltering today here in Hluhluwe, with no sign of the […]