PLEASE VIEW LARGE – Puff Adder – Bitis arietans – I photographed this adder at De Mond Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa.
De Mond Nature Reserve (about 2,5hrs by road from Cape Town) is situated 26 km south-east of Bredasdorp on the south-western Cape coast. The reserve lies at the mouth of the Heuningnes River, between the coastal villages of Arniston (Waenhuiskrans) and Struisbaai. De Mond is 954 ha in size, and comprises former sections of the farms Zoetendals Vallei and Bushy Park. It was proclaimed a nature reserve in
1986 and is managed as a satellite of the De Hoop Nature Reserve. De Mond hosts an abundance of bird life AND PUFF ADDERS!!