Olive Grass Snake — de Wets Wild

Psammophis mossambicus A common inhabitant of moist savannas and grasslands, often found in marshy areas, the Olive Grass Snake is distributed from Uganda and the Republic of Congo southwards to the northeastern provinces of South Africa (Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Kwazulu-Natal). These snakes are diurnal, strongly built, very fast, and great climbers. They prey mainly on […]

Olive Grass Snake — de Wets Wild

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate World Wildlife Day than to look back at the 64 species of South African wildlife we gave special attention to here at de Wets Wild over the past year. Click on the first image, scroll through the gallery and by the end of it you are […]

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Lance Richardson (The Guardian) writes about the tens of thousands of pythons in the Florida wild, attacking animals and damaging ecosystems. He explains how “the quest to stop them has become a collective crusade.” Here are excerpts: On a Thursday afternoon in St Petersburg, Florida, Beth Koehler crouches over a cairn terrier named Ginger, trimming intently […]

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