Second Gaboon of 2015!

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Nick Evans
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Second Gaboon of 2015!

Post by Nick Evans » October 5th, 2015, 8:59 am

After seeing our first Gaboon Adder in the wild in March this year, my fiancee' and I were treated to yet another sighting this past weekend, on a second consecutive visit to iSimangaliso Wetland Park...(KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

We saw this impressive male, of around 1,2m long, crossing a very busy road. We couldn't believe our eyes! We thought it was a python!

What an absolute honour and privilege it is to see such a remarkable animal! An experience we'll never forget.

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Re: Second Gaboon of 2015!

Post by KEAC » October 5th, 2015, 5:47 pm

Damn Nick, it should not have been a surprise. Don't blow your wad too early in the season... :lol:

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Re: Second Gaboon of 2015!

Post by Tim Borski » October 5th, 2015, 5:54 pm

I'd LOVE to see a pic of it stretched out on a road...got one?!

Tim

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Re: Second Gaboon of 2015!

Post by LouB747 » October 5th, 2015, 6:25 pm

That's such an awesome snake. Congrats.

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Re: Second Gaboon of 2015!

Post by TravisK » October 6th, 2015, 8:34 am

IMO this species is one of the most beautiful in the world. Nice pics Nick, thanks for sharing these.

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Re: Second Gaboon of 2015!

Post by krisbell » October 6th, 2015, 9:31 am

Truly an incredible species - and a lovely individual as well!

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Re: Second Gaboon of 2015!

Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » October 7th, 2015, 4:49 am

Very impressive animal! Thanks for showing!

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Re: Second Gaboon of 2015!

Post by Nick Evans » October 8th, 2015, 7:47 am

Thanks everyone!

Yes, truly a magnificent animal! :thumb:

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Re: Second Gaboon of 2015!

Post by justinm » October 8th, 2015, 9:09 am

Congratulations that's a very exciting find!

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Re: Second Gaboon of 2015!

Post by chrish » October 10th, 2015, 1:18 pm

Nick,

Great find and photos. I hope you will consider putting this record and any other African records you have into the Herpmapper database. We don't have any gabonica records at all.

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Re: Second Gaboon of 2015!

Post by Nick Evans » October 11th, 2015, 1:43 am

Thanks guys!

Sure, will post on there!

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