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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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What Forest Cobra project?

In the previous post I mentioned a Forest Cobra project, so here is a bit more information to explain what I meant. There are always concerns about re-releasing snakes after capturing them. Many people believe that the snake will return and seek out human populated areas, whilst others believe that the snake will become disorientated […]

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