Myself and a friend decided to go for a quick mission in northern kzn yesterday. Despite cooler temps at night we found some decent stuff.... a lot of DORs but thats ok....they are still important samples. Active searching during the day also proved fruitful....sun killed us..but all in a decent days herping. Snake list for the day: Forest Cobra- Naja melanoleuca Stiletto snake- Atractaspis bibronii Mozambiquan shovel snout- Prosymna janii Schlegels blind snake- Rhinotyphlops s schlegelii Common egg eating snake- Dasypeltis scabra Puff adder- Bitis arietans African rock python- Python natalensis Vine snake- Thelotornis capensis Olive whip snake- Psammophis mossambicus Short snouted whipsnake- Psammophis brevirostris Herald- Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia and one that got away...pretty positive was a Marbled tree snake- Dipsadoboa aulica This is a stiletto snake....notorious for many herpers bites here in SA. They are a inconspicuous, harmless looking snake but hide a secret. they have the largest snake fangs in the world in proportion to head size. They are also pointed backwards which make them impossible to hold in any way...you can't even tail them as they can swing in any direction jabbing you with a fang. A potent cytotoxic venom that is tissue destroying and extremely painful. Many people have lost fingers to these guys. I managed to get a rare shot of their fangs that are usually hidden out of sight...gnarly looking! So enjoy! and for bonus...a shot of me collecting data and DNA from a puff adder: was a fun day indeed.