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).
Here it is, another factsheet in our South African Wildlife collection. This week is the Kudu – join in the fun next week with the Monday Wildlife quiz on our Umkhumbi Lodge Facebook page.
We get back late from the vets as it took the Forest Cobra over 2 hours to react to the anaesthetic. But no sooner did we get back and install the Forest Cobra in the garage near the heater to heal, than we were off catching Nyala again. It is about 16:30 by now and […]
The first snake in the second phase of our telemetry project. Time to relocate the transmitters lovingly made by Nyalas). So, it is 12:00 and it is time to pick up the Forest Cobra and go to the vets. 1.4 kg – similar in size to one of our first Forest Cobras – Gizmo – […]
Ok, here it is. We told you we would tell you about what was so important that we neglected our faithful wildlife quiz fans. The morning started at 5am – just as dawn was breaking, the golden light casting dappled shadows on the leaf littered floor. We were stalking our Nyala. Our little Nyala population […]
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