Pretoria Field Trip

Dear Fellow Member Finally, the long awaited email with regards to the field trip in Pretoria. PLEASE NOTE: No member will be allowed without the hard copy of the Indemnity form.  So please make sure that you bring your signed copy with on Saturday morning. We will gather at the Sasol Petrol station on the Cullinan road […]

Catch and Release Permits

Dear WRHA member With the snake season on the front of our doorstep, I would hereby like to request the following information from members who is in possession of a valid catch and release permit: 1.  Which area(s) do you cover / how far are you prepared to travel on a call out? 2.  Submit […]

WRHA Stand at the Spring Aquarium and Terrarium Expo

Come visit the WRHA stand at the Spring Aquarium and Terrarium expo in Randburg. Held on the 7th and 8th of September 2013, this show will have reptiles, tarantulas, reptile supplies and aquariums. The WRHA will have a stand where you can discuss the benefits of joining a herpetological association. Membership forms will be available […]

September Monthly Meeting

  Good Day Fellow Herper You are hereby invited to attend our next WRHA Details are as follow: Date:  6 September 2013 Time: 19:15 for 19:30 Venue: Heia Safari Ranch Speaker:  Dr. Allen Liebenberg Topic:  Breeding of snakes Please feel free to order food and drinks from Heia Safari’s Restaurant and come and enjoy the meeting with us. […]

Presentation Times for the Royal Pretoria Exotic Pet Expo August 9-10 2013

Friday 9 August 2013: 11:00-11:30 – Interactive and educational reptile show for children (aimed at children between ages 8 and 12. By Clint Halkett-Siddall (Royal Designer Reptiles) 12:30-13:00 – Talk on keeping and breeding boa constrictors and ball pythons also touching on genetics. By Clint Halkett-Siddall (Royal Designer Reptiles) 13:00-13:15 Questions 14:45-15:15 – Talk on […]


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 […]


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