First Python in 60 years.

by Lourens Erasmus
(Benoni South Africa)

First glance of the Python.

First glance of the Python.

First glance of the Python.
A more close up view.
The other half of the Python.
The Gasanfthombi  Dam overflowing.

During August 2015 we had the first sighting of Brown Hyena and African wildcat in the Kgalagadi. On the 11th Of March 2016 we took a visit to the Kruger and on this Friday it was raining all the way from Malalane to Skukuza and along the Sabie river to Lower Sabie. At Afsaal we could not even get out of the car and just continued to Skukuza. Two sightings of Elephant, Vulture sightings and Buffalo along the way.Then the sighting of a lifetime i.e 60 years of visits and we happen to see a Rock python along the way. Lying with a full belly in a gully next to the road. Unfortunately my pictures are not great due to the position of the Python under the bushes, at least I was able to photograph it in two parts. Always dreamnt of seeing a Python in the Kruger.It was also a great sight to see the Gasanfthombi dam near Krokodil bridge in flood overflowing. Will post some more photos of the buffalo and Elephant sightings as well as the numerous birds.

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Mar 20, 2016
by: Jennifer

Great sighting of the very fat snake, I wonder how long it will take it to digest its food?

Lovely seeing water in the park, so very special indeed after months of drought.

Mar 19, 2016
by: Jim

...that's one fat snake!

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