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Potchefstroom (Google, OSM) Out of range! Details Hide details

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Came across this guy today (3m from me) whilst out birding. About 1-1.2m long and rather thick.

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Rinkhals - Photo (c) Stéfan van der Walt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
marcellc's ID: Rinkhals (Hemachatus haemachatus)
Posted by marcellc over 4 years ago (Flag)
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This same species was observed nearby in Orkney. Both out of range slightly of the published distribution map.

Posted by muir over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Yes I noticed that. Also had a look at the latest data on the reptile atlas Project from the Animal Demography Unit (ADU) in Cape Town; there does seem to have been considerable range extension since all the last batch of distribution maps were published. The ADU Virtual Museum is here http://vmus.adu.org.za/ - just search in SARCA the reptile project and maps with the latest data.

Posted by marcellc over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Range extension, or maybe ADU just has a much more complete dataset...

Posted by muir over 4 years ago (Flag)
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Rinkhals - Photo (c) Stéfan van der Walt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
johnnybirder's ID: Rinkhals (Hemachatus haemachatus)
Posted by johnnybirder about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Rinkhals - Photo (c) Stéfan van der Walt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
wernerconradie's ID: Rinkhals (Hemachatus haemachatus)
Posted by wernerconradie almost 4 years ago (Flag)
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Rinkhals - Photo (c) Stéfan van der Walt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
marcellc's ID: Rinkhals (Hemachatus haemachatus)
Rinkhals - Photo (c) Stéfan van der Walt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Rinkhals (Hemachatus haemachatus)
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