Niko Knigge, Doornrandje
A metre-long boomslang lives in a crack in a wall in our house. My friend Ozi was brave enough to take a pic of this handsome creature.
Are you quite sure you want to share accommodation with a boomslang?! Editor
Nick Dale, Rhenosterspruit
This exquisite photo of a praying mantis was taken by Dennis Weinand. His photos of a mantis on a basil plant that appeared in VeldTalk (No 50: May 2010) were screened on 50/50's VeldFocus recently.
Pieter Tolmay, Monaghan Farm
Monaghan teems with wildlife, like this little hedgehog. I have tried to photograph the fish eagles over the Jukskei River but no success so far. I'll keep at it!
Jill Watson, Elandsvlei Conservancy, East Rand
Recently our Conservancy received a call from the local Kaleidoscope School principal, Carol Gardner, about a very large lizard in the school's garden. She was concerned that dogs would harm the lizard. On arrival, we found a metre-long Rock Monitor - frightened, dehydrated and very thin.
With the aid of several of our Youth Rangers, children from the school and parents, the Rock Monitor was gently caught and released in a nearby rocky outcrop. After resting for 10 minutes he made his way into the rocks and to freedom.