Massive mamba rescued in KZN

Posted by Imogen Searra on 30 March 2020

Tyrone Ping from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal recently recovered a monstrous 2.79m black mamba from Phoenix, northwest of central Durban. Ping has had a lifelong fascination with reptiles and amphibians and so he was the perfect person for this job.

Ping has travelled the country locating and documenting his discoveries. His photographs of the reptiles and amphibians of South Africa are as intellectually stimulating as they are visually captivating. Take a look at some of his work below:

 

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The female Flapneck chameleon can lay close to 60 eggs, after digging a small hole in the ground the eggs may take up to 12 months to hatch. Finally months later the tiny replicas emerge. Meet some freshly hatched Flapneck Chameleons. #iphoneonly #southafrica #hand #africageophoto

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When radioactive amphibians arrive. Meet the Common River Frog. . .
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. . #africa #southafrica #shotoniphone #vscosouthafrica

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Meet the Coastal Dwarf Legless Skink – Acontias litoralis. . . . .
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Off to a slow start. . . . .
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Sometimes things just get to you and won’t let go. . . . . .
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. . #namibia #shotoniphone

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Image: Tyrone Ping/ Twitter






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