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Puff adders responsible for most of the serious snakebites in southern Africa

23. April 2019, inke - Environment

Puff adders occur almost everywhere in Namibia, the only exception are the dunes of the Namib Desert. This is a very well camouflaged snake which occurs in different colour variations but always with the same characteristic pattern. It is slow moving, most active at night and hides during the day. In the mornings it likes to lie in the sun. In the early evening puff adders often lie on the tar road, especially in the beginning of winter.

Puff adders responsible for most of the serious snakebites in southern Africa

Innocent monsters – don’t be afraid of big spiders

22. March 2019, inke - Environment

Do you think that Spiders are disgusting, dangerous, frightening? That's what most people think of them and therefore countless harmless and useful spiders are killed. But most of the many species of spiders which occur in Namibia do not cause any harm to humans. Especially large spiders are far less dangerous than their appearance and reputation.

Innocent monsters – don’t be afraid of big spiders

Small gecko – loud voice

12. March 2019, inke - Environment

Anyone who has spent an evening in the Namib Desert or in the Kalahari must have heard the loud call of a barking gecko, especially during the summer months. Most visitors think that a bird must be responsible for the repetitive keck-keck-keck-keck-keck sounds. But it is a gecko, about six centimetres long, which lives in a burrow of up to a metre with numerous tunnels and at least one escape exit.

Small gecko – loud voice

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