06 December 2010

Regulars Doing The Rounds

Things are going a bit slow on the Western slope of Tygerberg and I've been busy with other things, the result of which is fewer blog posts...

I think it might have been a while since I last posted images of two of the regulars that almost always pop up here in Cape Town.

Porcupine (Ystervark - Hystrix africaeaustralis) heading going down hill

Small Grey Mongoose (Kleingrysmuishond - Galerella pulverulenta) sneaking along

I couple of weeks ago I stumbled into this grasshopper.

Koppie Foam Grasshopper (Rooibaadjie - Dictyophorus spumans) chillin' on a twig

This grasshopper species is known to extract and store heart poisons (cardiac glycosides) from the milkweeds it eats. It can produce a yellow foam containing the poison when disturbed.