Rare video: coral snake eating
Okt 2020

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Extremely rare footage shows the coral chapel almost never seen during the day.

My friend Lucius Moolman with wife Annake and grandchildren visit the Karoo National Park in Beaufort West.

A coral snake then provided a unique and bitterly interesting spectacle, on their veranda, when he grabbed a lizard right there and swallowed it.

This cobra, like all the other species found in South Africa, is extremely dangerous and should not be disturbed.

The poison is virulent neurotoxic, and can cause great harm. Also death.

They like rocky areas and sandy soil, usually hunting for dark, but become active when it rains.

The tangerine revisited

The tangerine revisited

This over familiar fruit, usually eaten fresh, can be transformed, with imagination, into a sublime dessert.


How to get rid of cockroaches in an ecologically friendly way

Follow this advice if you want to get rid of cockroaches without any unnatural poisons.

Reader asks: Can you identify this awfully ugly bug?

This little bugger is not what it seems to be.

What!? Crab catches a . . . swallow?

A reader says they could not believe their eyes. But could this be true? Read on…


A small tribute to my mother

Only through repeating small rituals, can we maintain our sense of self, and our sense of belonging.

Dave remembers the Tulbagh earthquake

The night of the earthquake, another story played itself out deadly on Robertson.

Remembrance of my grandmother

Dave remembers Grandma Lily, the navels of Robertson and the rites that must continue to exist.


Ons gekneusde planeet

Ons kan enigiets met die aarde aanvang, ‘n globale kernoorlog, die algehele smelt van al die ys, besoedeling – maar lewe sal aanhou. Maar dit sal nie meer herkenbare lewe wees nie…

Video: The heaven is on Spookfontein

A weekend on the Spookfontein wine farm shows you again where heaven can be.

Avocados in a nutshell: What to keep in mind

It’s amazing how many queries I receive about problems with avocado trees. Here are some guidelines to deal with this tree successfully.