WALLY'S BLOG

A diary of a retired South African Water Ranger.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mole-snake killed









This dead Mole-snake was seen on the corner of Chaffinch street and Canary crescent in Tableview.

Measurement: 2,3 Meters


The mole snake can be "quite ferocious".
Though not venomous, they can cause severe bite wounds. Despite this, they are said to make good pets when sufficiently settled.

The primary food source of P. cana comprises golden moles (hence the name), rodents, and other small mammals. For this reason, it is considered useful for the natural control of problem rodents.


Read more

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mole_snake

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Apologies

I have been neglecting my blogging terribly but shall get back to regular blogging when we relocate to Cape L'Agulhas.

I have been saddened by the indiscriminate removal of large trees at Rietvlei and is no longer involved with the conservation side there.

Fish-Eagles

Fish-Eagles
Birds eye view from the island at Rietvlei. Photogrash taken 2002