Chad Keates

1160I am the creator of Next Gen Herpetologist and a post-graduate in the Zoology and Entomology Department of Rhodes University. am currently doing my MSc on snake genetics in the Zoology and Entomology Molecular Lab (ZEML).

Although I love mammals and birds and everything in between, my greatest passion is reptiles and, more specifically, snakes. For my MSc I will be investigating the skaapsteker , a widespread group of grass snakes found throughout much of Southern and Central Africa. In addition to studying snakes, I am also very involved in snake awareness in the Eastern cape, and I often present snake talks, and host reptile walks in the greater Grahamstown area. Lastly when I am not doing my MSc or presenting talks, I am out in the field, photographing the amazing herpetological diversity that Southern Africa has to offer.

I hope you enjoy the content on this website as much I do because if this is what working feels like, I think I have hit the jackpot.

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