So as I am sure you have you gathered, I could not let the little ‘sheep stabbers’ go. Instead of just finishing my honours and leaving the skaapstekers in my rear view mirror, like I did with the painted reed frogs, I decided to continue on studying the snake with the addition of everyone else in the genus.
Unlike with my honours, my masters will investigate the entire genus which is ‘currently’ six strong. My project which is titled: ‘Genetic structuring in the Psammophylax genus’ will investigate the genetics of the snakes to determine whether taxonomic re-evaluation is warranted within the widespread African genus.
Although the project will be by no means easy, I invite the task and the challenges that come with it.