Monthly Archives: November 2019

Age old fossils found along the East London Coast

Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Ranger James Mbodomo points to a fossil discovered recently by the museum along the coast in a section of the East London Coast Nature Reserves (illustrated below). Close by another two smaller fossils were also … Continue reading

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A dead aardvark found in East London suburbia!

The museum was alerted to a dead aardvark earlier this morning lying on the side of a busy road in Southernwood, East London. The carcass looked fresh with only the tip of the tongue cut off. Museum scientist Kevin Cole … Continue reading

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Female Cape Fur Seal sighting at the Nahoon River, East London

On Wednesday (20 November 2019) a furry visitor hauled out at the Nahoon River for a bit of down time along the sandy banks. This adult female Cape Fur Seal is an endemic species along the South African coast and … Continue reading

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Green Milkweed Locust infestation on an aloe clump, Rainbow Valley (East London)

The bright colours of the Green Milkweed Locust (illustrated below) serve as a warning of their poisonous potential. The species illustrated, Phymateus leprosus, has been recorded having caused the death of a child after being eaten. Repugnant secretions are produced … Continue reading

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Western Natal Green Snake rescued from a garden in East London

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