Kruger National Park trip: Reptiles

I don't have a particular interest in reptiles but there were a few to be seen even in the depth of winter.

Puff adder. One of Africa's deadliest snakes. This one was convincingly playing dead, so much so that I was tempted to pick it up. Until it started flicking it's tongue. This one is about four feet long.

Puff adder. One of Africa's deadliest snakes. This one was convincingly playing dead, so much so that I was tempted to pick it up. Until it started flicking it's tongue. This one is about four feet long.

Blue-tailed skink. A common small lizard but attractive nonetheless.

Blue-tailed skink. A common small lizard but attractive nonetheless.

Pan-hinged terrapins can be found at most waterholes.

Pan-hinged terrapins can be found at most waterholes.

Nile crocodile are common throughout the park.

Nile crocodile are common throughout the park.

The reptiles we saw in the park:

  • Nile crocodile
  • Puff adder
  • African rock python
  • White-throated monitor
  • Blue-tailed skink
  • Striped skink
  • Pan-hinged terrapin
  • Serrated-hinged terrapin