We were on our way back to camp for breakfast on a wonderfully warm morning. It had been particularly cold when we set out from Buffalo Camp. All of us wrapped up in scarfs with our very own hot-water bottle and blanket to keep the chill at bay. But as it reached about 9 o’clock, it had warmed up by about 15 degrees. Out came the hats, sunglasses, sunblock, and… a puff adder!
That’s right, in the early mornings, in our part of South Africa, being The Greater Kruger, it gets hot enough during the earlier part of the day for many reptile and insect species, all being ectothermic, (regulating their body temperature through external sources) to move around to find food.
Post courtesy of Kapama Game Reserve