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8th September 2010, 21:24
Hi, I am off to the Western Cape area of South Africa next week. Anyone got any good tips about amphibians/field herping in South Africa? Itr is now spring down there, so presumably best timem to see their indigenous amphibians.
any leads welcome.



3rd October 2010, 04:43
no specific advice, except I can recommend this book, frogs and frogging in southern Africa:

Amazon.com: Frogs and Frogging in Southern Africa (9781868726073): Vincent Carruthers: Books (http://www.amazon.com/Frogging-Southern-Africa-Vincent-Carruthers/dp/186872607X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1286080794&sr=8-1)

quite an excellent little book with good pics and info on habitat and ecology. I bought it down there and it helped me id a few herps I found in the field when I was there.

Have fun! Remember they have bigger things than frogs in the ponds down there. If it's about 2 tons and cranky, it's not a frog, but probably a hippo!