Observations in the Order: Squamata

English Name: Lizards

a whole lotta greens

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Lower Sabie Camp, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Strange place to find snakes - right beside well-used pedestrian path to restaurant at Lower Sabie camp. Assume a courting couple-to-be. Interesting colour variation of 2nd snake - dull olive. Soon to slough, perhaps?

no traction attraction

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: near Crocodile Bridge, KNP
Observed on: 5th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Delighted to see cars carefully stopping to give this kamikaze fella time to "swim" furiously across smooth tar road to safety. Distant view through windscreen into sun. Quite long - estimate close to 1,5m. Assumed was male Boomslang, but quick blurry snap doesn't show huge eye or expected mid-body bulk.

yo mama fine-ass, check these pecs

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 4th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 3
Description: Reptilian flirtation down the garden path

Molslang

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By: jacquesvdmerwe
Botanical Society of South AfricaCity of Cape Town Biodiversity Management BranchCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersDarling Wildflower Society
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Location: Three Fountains Rd
Observed on: 26th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Didn't mind the people walking past too much until the camera came out, then he/she curled up looked a bit more aggressive, but not particularly stressed.

tangle-tongue

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 4th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Obviously Bushboys don't taste too good. Huge, placid fella.

brown water snake

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By: pemmspemms's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Winkle Way, Fish Hoek
Observed on: 25th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 4
Description: We found this snake constricting a frog in the Silvermine Wetland but didn't notice the frog at first.

Graceful crag lizard

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By: steve moseleysteve moseley's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Brugkraal, West Coast DC
Observed on: 18th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 25th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Chameleon

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By: mohamedismael
Location: Er Rahad, Bara
Observed on: 23rd September 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th November 2014
Likely ID: Chamaeleo
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Black Girdle Lizard

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By: Melissa PetfordMelissa Petford's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesMelissa Petford's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 6th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Lizard

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By: Melissa PetfordMelissa Petford's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesMelissa Petford's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 6th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Cape Centipede Eater

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By: Melissa PetfordMelissa Petford's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesMelissa Petford's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Welgevonden Game Reserve
Observed on: 18th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Ground Agama

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By: Melissa PetfordMelissa Petford's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesMelissa Petford's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Welgevonden Game Reserve
Observed on: 27th July 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Tree Agama

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By: Melissa PetfordMelissa Petford's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesMelissa Petford's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Welgevonden Game Reserve
Observed on: 5th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Found on an old tree stump

Short-snouted Grass Snake

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By: Melissa PetfordMelissa Petford's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesMelissa Petford's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Welgevonden Game Reserve
Observed on: 6th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Herald Snake

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By: Melissa PetfordMelissa Petford's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesMelissa Petford's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Taaibos
Observed on: 7th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Southern Rock Agamas

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By: Melissa PetfordMelissa Petford's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesMelissa Petford's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Lions Head, Cape Town
Observed on: 31st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0
Description: Two rock agamas found in close proximity, each showing slightly different colouration

Cape Girdle Lizard

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By: Melissa PetfordMelissa Petford's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesMelissa Petford's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 6th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 3

Soutpansberg Rock Lizard

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By: Melissa PetfordMelissa Petford's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesMelissa Petford's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Soutpansberg Mountains
Observed on: 12th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Rock Monitor

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By: Melissa PetfordMelissa Petford's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesMelissa Petford's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Soutpansberg Mountains
Observed on: 14th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1

A Nightly Occurence

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 34, Lismore Ave
Observed on: 27th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 20th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 4
Description: Every nook and cranny in our roof appears to house a gecko. they appear every bight and my dog drives himself crazy trying to catch them.

too big for his boot

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Lower Sabie, KNP
Observed on: 3rd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th November 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 3
Comments: 4
Description: While sidling up for a close-up of this tiny fella, he suddenly vanished from the view-finder. Fortunately I spotted him again before tragedy struck.

Unknown snake - Tygerberg Nature Reserve

Unknown snake - Tygerberg Nature Reserve
By: NCStudent
Location: Tygerberg Nature Reserve
Observed on: 13th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 3
Description: Terrible photo as it started moving away. The snake was approximately 1.5m in length.

girl seeking tree

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Lower Sabie, KNP
Observed on: 3rd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Female, dashing to another tree. Tired of her old blue-headed hubby?

platy boy

flat, common
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Hippo Pools, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 3rd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: His girls were too shy for me

Cape Dwarf Gecko

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By: Ricky TaylorRicky Taylor's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRicky Taylor's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Dlinza Forest, Eshowe
Observed on: 14th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

margarit

skink, rainbow
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 2nd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Female

little day gecko

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Crocodile Bridge, Kruger National Park
Observed on: 2nd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1

House gecko

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By: Ricky TaylorRicky Taylor's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRicky Taylor's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Sodwana Resort
Observed on: 28th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: On wall at night

blue boy

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Lower Sabie, KNP
Observed on: 2nd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Breeding male

game hide gecko

flatgecko, lowveld
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 2nd November 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: High up in the pitched (thatch) roof of the game hide at Ngwenya. Approx 8cm long. Active only at night.

Karoo girdled 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: R355, Kleinsee
Observed on: 25th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Horned adder

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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: N14, Aggeneys
Observed on: 10th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

daddy dragon

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 1st November 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2
Description: Large (about 15cm long) heavyset fellow made his home behind outside light fitting above chalet door. Spent his evenings patrolling the face-brick outside walls.

thwarted

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 1st November 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 2
Description: Very obedient, nervous little fella

go ahead, make my day, stranger

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 1st November 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Male with 'tude

deep throat

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 1st November 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Male

fat guys' colony

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 1st November 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

go away - we got important monitoring to do

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 1st November 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

striped scuttler

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed on: 1st November 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

swazi lunch action

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Nisela Game Reserve
Observed on: 31st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Young (1m approx) leguaan splashed into the dam and emerged to enjoy his fish lunch after wiping it savagely on a rock. Silly fella swallowed it tail first, but seemed to manage perfectly well.

tiny fella

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed on: 26th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: About 25 cms long. Exploring the outside walls for Tropical House Geckos?

egg eater

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By: JohannetteJohannette's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesJohannette's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: APU Base
Observed on: 14th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2

Marbled tree snake

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By: JohannetteJohannette's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesJohannette's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Iphiva campsite
Observed on: 15th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Eggs in roof

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By: Serna Kramer
Location: Albertina Sisulu Rd, Johannesburg
Observed on: 10th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: My handyman found these in the ceiling of my outside cottage when he was about to put insulation in. He says there is a big nest between the roof and a plastic sheeting lining the roof. The eggs and leaves etc have fallen through this tear I would like to remve the whole nest but would like to know what it belongs to / Is it a lizard? Thanks fr your help

RSpecimensWATV-1958 (1)

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By: Earl RoodeEarl Roode's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Waterval Nature Reserve Office complex
Observed on: 16th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Just roaming around on the reserve.

Snake

By: JoLouisJoLouis's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesJoLouis's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Namaqua NP
Observed on: 3rd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th November 2014
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0

Lizzards

By: JoLouisJoLouis's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesJoLouis's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Garies, Namakwa
Observed on: 3rd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 12th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Thread snake

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By: Andrew Hankey
Africa Nature TrainingBushveld Experience Skills & TrainingLepidopterists' Society of AfricaSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: R544, Pretoria
Observed on: 9th November 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Hello handsome (Graaff Reniet)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: Graaff Reniet
Observed on: 10th April 2013
Added to iSpot: 10th November 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Cape Dwarf Gecko

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By: Ricky TaylorRicky Taylor's reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRicky Taylor's reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Ndumo Camp
Observed on: 23rd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th November 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 8
Description: Length 6 cm

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