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Sunday, 3 March 2013

Some Creepy & Crawly Critters

And a very big Hello Again...!!

Today I would like to show you all the "Creepy Crawlies" that came out after the last rain.  Some are Creepy and some are crawly and some are just Critters!!! and others are just plain ugly!!!!

A beautiful little chameleon....
Cute tortoises....

Lots of different froggies.......everywhere......
the big, the small and the teeny-weeny....




A beautiful moth....
A very angry little praymantis...
Quite a large and a normal size Shongololo..
 
A basin full of beetles.....(someone left the light on)
Spiders.....
 A Baboon Spider....
and a Golden Orb...
And giant grasshoppers.... with wings!.....

and then there are the snakes....
Please note that we only kill them when they are in or around our house!!!
This is a Snouted Cobra - banded variety - found in Little Miss J's bedroom!  They are extremely dangerous and has a neurotoxic venom that can cause respiratory failure and death!!!   

Note how Roscoe carefully inspects from a distance...... and more than 6.2m long......
This is a Puff Adder, also extremely dangerous - this snake is responsible for the majority of snake bites in our country.  It has a cytotoxic venom that destroys tissue and blood cells - found in the shower!!! 
The African Rock Python is non-venomous and at the least can give you a nasty bite.  We found this one in the maize fields and another curled up in one of our transport crates.  We do not kill them - just relocate them!

and a lovely snake spoor in the sand.... we found it crossing over our spoor on our walk back home......
And now you've seen a little of our Creepy-Crawlies!!!  Do you have creepy things in your garden?  

'Till later my friends
Love
AMarie