Observations in the Order: Squamata

English Name: Lizards

Don't bitus

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By: Richard Adcock
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Citrusdal area
Observed on: 14th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 3
Description: Came across this 60cm puffy lying injured in the road. Lay motionless for ages allowing time to get some real close up shots before it eventually moved off very slowly dragging it's injured tail.

Tropidosaura gularis (Cape Mountain Lizard)

 Tropidosaura gularis (Cape Mountain Lizard)
By: Nicky
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Northern Swartberg
Observed on: 13th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Cordylus cordylus (Cape Girdle Lizard)

 Cordylus cordylus (Cape Girdle Lizard)
By: Nicky
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Northern Swartberg
Observed on: 13th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Agama atra ...

Agama
By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Eastern edge of the Superbowl, Mkambati NR
Observed on: 17th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Snake!

Bitis arietans subsp. arietans
By: Gigi
Botanical Society of South AfricaCape Bird ClubMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: R319, Overberg District Municipality
Observed on: 6th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 7

slo go

slo go
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Ferry point Rd, Agate Terrace
Observed on: 18th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th September 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: very small

Berg adder on Banting

Berg adder
By: outrampsmarge
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersOutramps
Location: Outeniqua NR
Observed on: 18th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th September 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1
Description: These young thin, snake was light grey with black patterning and distinctive reverse V behind head, about 18cms long.

Puff Adder

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By: KyleOKyleO's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: M64, Silver Mine (Nature Reserve)
Observed on: 25th October 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Ghekko

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By: H Olivier
Location: 24, Fountain Rd
Observed on: 11th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Black Girdled Lizard

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By: Ross AlexanderRoss Alexander's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: 32, Echo Rd
Observed on: 6th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

puffy

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Croc World, Scottburgh
Observed on: 13th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Probably the only Puffy I'll see on the coast. The wild ones seem only to occur inland.

sunny stripey

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Croc World, Scottburgh
Observed on: 13th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

'Green tree snake'

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By: smuldalsmuldal's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: D3431, Caprivi Game Park
Observed on: 20th November 2012
Added to iSpot: 13th September 2014
Likely ID: Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis)
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 1
Description: Alerted by frantically mobbing red-eyed bulbuls, we found this snake rather close overhead. This was in our campsite. When we described it to the owners, they told us it was a 'green tree snake' (well, yes).

Cape Skink

Cape Skink
By: Alexander
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Jonaskop 5
Observed on: 11th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

blind snake

blind snake
By: Alexander
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Jonaskop
Observed on: 10th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1

Southern Rock Agama

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By: Etwin AslanderEtwin Aslander's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: N7, West Coast DC
Observed on: 9th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th September 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1
Description: About 15cm. in length.

puffadder, pt 2

puffadder, pt 2
By: TuliTuli's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTuli's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Riversley Farm
Observed on: 22nd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1
Description: the injured Puffadder from http://www.ispot.org.za/node/282832 was taken to a fallen tree trunk in a remote part of a farm and released. It was fully mobile by this time but still pretty subdued. A bowl of water was half buried nearby, partly for the snake which was probably quite dehydrated by this juncture and partly to attract birds and perhaps provide the convalescent with an easy meal

ooh, I got a headache

ooh, I got a headache
By: TuliTuli's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTuli's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Gaborone North smallholdings
Observed on: 18th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 7
Comments: 0
Description: this young Puff Adder 'staggered' into the yard and retreated under an old vehicle; not good news with 5 dogs loose in the yard so it was action stations - engage capture & release mode. All was not well with the snake, however, its head was covered in blood and rather excessively flattened; move to plan B, capture and lock box in bathroom.

bad half day

bush, spotted roadkill
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ashley Ave, Scottburgh
Observed on: 12th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Other half already carried off by Yellow-billed Kite. This half placed on pavement, far off the road, to spare the Kite from a similar fate if it returned. (Sadly too slow to get pic of YBK).

House Gecko ...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Riverside, Mkambati
Observed on: 17th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Skink (Trachylepis striata) 4web 2029681

Skink (Trachylepis striata) 4web 2029681
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesguido.coza's reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesguido.coza's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: C19, Hardap
Observed on: 30th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th September 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 3

Bloukop

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: R327, South Cape DC
Observed on: 12th December 2012
Added to iSpot: 11th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Variable Skink ...

Variable Skink
By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Mkambati River crossing area, Mkambati NR
Observed on: 17th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Skink, Sesriem, Namibia

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By: smuldalsmuldal's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: D826, Sesriem
Observed on: 5th November 2012
Added to iSpot: 11th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Unknown reptile

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By: StuartvanBlerk
Location: 36, Sandpiper Cres
Observed on: 5th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Unknown Reptile

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By: StuartvanBlerk
Location: Birkenhead Dr, Melkbosstrand
Observed on: 1st September 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

basking in the sun

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By: Anel13
Location: 7, Uitsig St
Observed on: 8th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th September 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 5

Olive Ground Snake

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: R310, Breede River DC
Observed on: 14th November 2005
Added to iSpot: 10th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Old picture from when I lived in the Cape.

Brown Water Snake

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: R310, Breede River DC
Observed on: 23rd September 2005
Added to iSpot: 10th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Old picture from when I lived in the cape.

Mole Snake

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: R310, Breede River DC
Observed on: 7th May 2005
Added to iSpot: 10th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0
Description: Old picture from when I lived in the Cape.

some agama?

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By: Anel13
Location: 1, Broadwith Rd
Observed on: 16th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th September 2014
Likely ID: Agama atra
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Slangetjie 2

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By: ErikErik's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesErik's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Kuilsrivier
Observed on: 9th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Slangetjie 1

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By: ErikErik's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesErik's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Kuilsrivier
Observed on: 4th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Western sand lizard (Pedioplanis undata) 4web 2029730

Western sand lizard (Pedioplanis undata) 4web 2029728
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesguido.coza's reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesguido.coza's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: M36, Namib-Naukluft National Park
Observed on: 30th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 9th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Namaqua sand lizard

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By: Francois KrielFrancois Kriel's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesFrancois Kriel's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesFrancois Kriel's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Unnamed Road, Leliefontein
Observed on: 6th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 9th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Sesriem campsite gecko

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By: smuldalsmuldal's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: D826, Sesriem
Observed on: 5th November 2012
Added to iSpot: 9th September 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Found low on a tree trunk at night at a campsite at Sesriem, Namibia.

Boulton's Namib Day Gecko

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By: smuldalsmuldal's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Unnamed Road, Erongo
Observed on: 9th November 2012
Added to iSpot: 8th September 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2
Description: A slender, day-active gecko.

Meroles at Sossusvlei, Namibia

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By: smuldalsmuldal's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Hardap, NA
Observed on: 5th November 2012
Added to iSpot: 8th September 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1
Description: Three individual sand lizards photographed in the dunes at Sossusvlei. Photo no. 3 seems a more robust and relatively shorter-tailed individual than the others, but they're pretty similar. These lizards hold up their feet and tail to reduce scorching. In your other observations I've seen similar photos from Sossusvlei tagged as cuneirostris and ctenodactylus. How can these species be distinguished?

Gecko (Pachydactylus ssp) 4web 2009653

Gecko  (Pachydactylus ssp)  4web 2009655
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesguido.coza's reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesguido.coza's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Hardap Agama camp
Observed on: 29th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th September 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1

Gecko (Pachydactylus ssp) 4web 2009631

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By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesguido.coza's reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesguido.coza's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Sesriem
Observed on: 29th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th September 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Black lizard

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By: Lorrimer
Botanical Society of South AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Stadsaal Caves, Cederberg
Observed on: 7th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 4
Description: Black lizard with circumferential bands of scales. Head to end of body about 120mm.

Natal Green snake

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By: Johannette
Location: A1114 Rd, KwaNibela
Observed on: 25th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th September 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Approx 70cm long.

Molesnake 4web 2009537

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By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesguido.coza's reputation in Amphibians and Reptilesguido.coza's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: M31, Hardap
Observed on: 28th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Agama

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Gamkaberg
Observed on: 6th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Skink

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Gamkaberg
Observed on: 6th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 7th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Associated with old holes made by Brants Whistling Rat.

gecko

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: 3, Berea Rd
Observed on: 4th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 5th September 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Photo by Mike Bate

Duberria lutrix subsp. lutrix (Commone Slugeater)

Duberria lutrix subsp. lutrix (Commone Slugeater)
By: Nicky
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Unnamed Road, Overberg District Municipality
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 4th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0

Southern Rock Agama

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: klipriviersberg nature reserve
Observed on: 4th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 4th September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Psammophis crucifer (Cross-mark Grass Snake)

 Psammophis crucifer (Cross-mark Grass Snake)
By: Nicky
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Heuningberg Nature Reserve
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd September 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 3
Comments: 5

Thick toed gecko

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By: Francois KrielFrancois Kriel's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesFrancois Kriel's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesFrancois Kriel's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Unnamed Road, Namakwa
Observed on: 23rd August 2014
Added to iSpot: 3rd September 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

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