I would very much like to stay in touch with all of you who are either involved or interested in the work that we do regarding snakes and with this in mind I have created a website called Cape Snake Conservation.

The site is up and running with basic information on our snakes, with pictures, which I will be developing more comprehensively in future.

I aim to add interactive-snake identification, biology and ecology videos as well as write articles about current snake research and interview various of the Cape’s top snake researchers and handlers.

If you would like current free updates there is a sign-up form on the home page. There is also a new page where you can upload any snake photos that you would like to share of have identified. www.capesnakeconservation.com/snake-sightings/

On the rinkhals front, I received a number of new Western Cape sightings and  I am hopeful that there will be further developments this coming season. We had an interesting account, one which had many of the top experts fooled of a rinkhals supposedly from Table Mountain. If you’re interested you can read about it by clicking here.

My latest post opens up the debate on whether or not snake-catchers should be charging for the service.

I would really appreciate your input and help here. If you have the time, please read the short post here and leave your thoughts in the comment box below the article.

Finally, If you have any questions, suggestions or topics you would like me to cover, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly. I love hearing from like-minded people and will respond asap.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. These are exciting times in the snake world!!

Be safe,
Grant Smith

 

See also 

http://scenicsouth.co.za//2010/11/rinkhals-research-needs-your-photos/

http://scenicsouth.co.za//2012/09/snake-season-returns-with-spring-in-the-far-south-peninsula/