IMPORTANT!!! PERMIT RENEWAL REMINDERS

I would like to make use of this opportunity to remind you that if it happens that you have any indigenous reptiles on permit (TOPS and or CPB 4), it needs to be renewed every two years.  Please ensure that your permits are renewed in time. New members need to have attended three meetings, prior […]

WRHA MEETING – 19 JULY 2013

Good Morning Fellow Herpers I would hereby like to invite you to our next meeting at the West Rand Herpetological Association (WRHA) The details are as follow: Date: 19 July 2013 Time: 19:15 for 19:30 Venue: Heia Safari Ranch Topic: ‘Analysing and modelling the ecological requirements of reptiles and large arachnids in the Leeuspruit Private Nature Reserve’. Speaker: Paul […]

Angolan Dwarf Python

By Dr Allen Liebenberg My brother in Namibia (Near Palmwag) sent me these pictures of the snake with a Ground Squirrel-it apparently was scared away but came back at night to eat it. He sees several every year and the squirrel seem to be the main food source of adults

WRHA STAND AT SOS REPTILE EXPO 2013

WRHA STAND AT SOS EXPO It is now about 5 months ago, if not longer that the first emails started going to the committee members on what their feeling was about the WRHA having a stand at the SOS2 expo.  Early in February 2013, after the reservations for a stand opened, there was a quick […]

BRING AND BRAAI / FUN DAY – 20 APRIL 2013

Good Day Fellow Herpers This will be the first time the WRHA will have a fun day / braai and hopefully, this will be the first of many. I would like to invite all of you to a Bring and Braai / Fun day for our April meeting / gathering. Date: 20 April 2013 Time: […]

Permit matters and WRHA members

There is one golden rule with regards to permits for indigenous reptiles in Gauteng. This rule is the following: FOR ANY ACTIVITY INVOLVING INDIGENOUS REPTILES, VALID PERMITS FROM GAUTENG NATURE CONSERVATION SHALL BE OBTAINED. All West Rand Herpetological Associations’ (WRHA) members, shall obtain the applicable permit prior to any activity involving indigenous reptiles. Non compliance, […]

African Bush Vipers

West African Bush Viper An attractive viper from tropical West Africa. This viper is a small and makes for an attractive display reptile. Feeds mainly on lizards in the wild and hatchlings can be problem feeders. This viper has a potent hemotoxic venom and bites from West African Bush Vipers have caused human deaths. Usumbara Bush […]