It’s snake season, and we’ve seen a few down in Agulhas in the last couple of weeks. The one I saw this weekend was only a baby though, and with fishing net in hand (we were off to the beach), I did a quick catch and release.
Here’s the catch (as it were):
…which shows the colour and beautiful patterning along this little Puff Adder’s back.
And here’s the release bit.
I’d love to have got some proper close up shots, but even though this little guy was only ±30cm long, he could still pack a punch. Sometimes, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Especially when you are 50km from the nearest hospital.
More weekend photos (from camera and phone) here.