01/01/2012 – Day 8 14:00 38c, high humidity. FC01 appears to be skirting the fenceline – perhaps reluctant to venture into the adjoining pineapple fields. Approx 450m from last known position.
30/12/2011 – Day 6 11:00 High humidity. No physical sighting but we are glad to report that FC01 is still on the property despite having moved further towards the edge of the property. Approx 20m from last known position.
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 […]
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).
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 […]