Herping Morgans Bay

On 16 December 2018, I ventured to Morgans bay, Eastern Cape with Megan Reid, for one night in search of as many as ‘herps’ as I could find. Whilst I was keen to see anything, I was particularly keen to see the regionally endemic Kentani Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion kentanicum), that calls Morgans Bay home. I stayed at the beautiful Yellowwood Forest Campsite, http://www.yellowwoodforest.co.za/, and managed to find many species of reptile and frog on the property itself.

All in all, it was a great trip with over 15 species of reptile and amphibian found. The two most memorable finds would probably be the Yellow-striped Reed Frog (Hyperolius semisdiscus) and the Kentani Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion kentanicum). I will definetly be returning in the future.

Some of the Species Found:

Raucous Toad (Sclerophrys capensis)

Guttural Toad (Sclerophrys gutturalis)

Yellow Striped Reed Frog (Hyperolius semidiscus)

Snoring Puddle Frog (Phrynobatrachus natalensis)

Bubbling Kassina (Kassina senegalensis)

Delalande’s Beaked Blind Snake (Rhinotyphlops lalandei)

Kentani Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion kentanicum)

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