Monthly Archives: November 2011

One of the world’s smallest snakes?

A recent outing to Cata, in the Eastern Cape SA, revealed an interesting find by Angus Kockott – a tiny (12cm) snake, which found under a rock close to a stream. Referencing ‘A complete Guide to the Snakes of southern Africa’ … Continue reading

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A Risso’s Dolphin calf wash out

Sadly the museum had to investigate and record a report of a Risso’s Dolphin Grampus griseus which had washed out close to Glen Muir (north of EL, SA). The animal was determined to be a calf of a species which frequent the … Continue reading

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Something small and furry living in the Drakensberg mountains??

Its taken a while for the museum to capture an ice rat Otomys slogetti on film. On a trip to the southern Drakensberg in the vicinity of the hamlet of Rhodes a chance encounter with this mammal happened at an altitude … Continue reading

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Stone tools from way back when …..

A very productive and interesting stone tool site was investigated recently. The site situated close to East London (SA) presents itself in an eroded donga system which is parallel to a high upper embankment of a major river. Mr. Shane … Continue reading

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