Satara Summer – Day 14 (2019/12/18)

Today was laundry day, so we got up a little later, did the washing and drying, spent a few hours walking around camp and then only set out for our drive in the afternoon. The highlight of the day was definitely Marilize’s keen eyes picking up a venomous Boomslang in a tree next to the road.

20 thoughts on “Satara Summer – Day 14 (2019/12/18)

  1. blhphotoblog

    That Purple Tip is absolutely gorgeous! We have an Orange Tip which if my favourite spring butterfly. You will have to do a dedicated post if you have more images, manners, should say please.

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  2. naturebackin

    Another interesting collection reflecting your sightings. Did the swift manage to get airborne again? I have read that they can’t take off from the ground, only from a perch that elevates them above the ground level – hope this was not the case for this individual?

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      At the southern tip of Africa, this country’s also having some terribly topsy-turvy weather; some places are struck by floods while other places not 500km away haven’t seen a drop of rain in 4+ years!

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      As with most things there just isn’t enough money in the government coffers to cover all the areas adequately in every respect, but conservation for the most part is close to most South Africans’ hearts.

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  3. angus anthony

    Green Mumba’s, like all other snakes, are not poisonous, you can eat them, if you really want to, and nothing will happen to you, but they are venomous. So if one bites you, you’ll be affected by it’s venom. But I am sure you know this.

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    1. de Wets Wild Post author

      Thanks for correcting my incorrect use of the terminology, Angus! In Afrikaans we use the same word, “giftig”, for both scenarios and then often mix them around when trying to translate to English

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