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Insects and related species: Antlions - Ants - Bees - Beetles - Bugs - Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars - Centipedes and Millipedes - Cockroaches - Crickets - Dragonflies and Damselflies - Grasshoppers and Katydids - Mantis - Stick Insects - Ticks and Mites - Wasps - Woodlice
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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Hartebeesport Dam - Part 3

It has a combination of of a zoo and reptile park. This is a Caracal which looks very much like your lynx with its tufted ears and is about the same size.

The tortoise here have laid an egg which I is probably not fertile or else they would have buried it. A Serval has extremely long legs and can jump 6 feet in height. It lives off birds, rodents and whatever else comes to hand. The Black-backed Jackal is one of two species found here. A sunglazer lizard has lights which it can bask under when there is no sunlight and acts as a temperature control for him. One of the more beautiful snakes they have is this Burmese Python. The Suricats or Meerkats are a joy to watch...... especially these youngsters which were romping around playing. They have so much energy and never seem to be still for a minute.

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