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Written by: Ray Mattig

While traveling in the Drakensberg I came across a pair of puff adders that were behaving strangely. Fortunately I had my camera with me and managed to take some pics which were sent on to well known author and herpetologist Pat Mackrill.

This is what Pat had to say, “What a bonus – a one in a million chance to photograph something that most people will never get to see.” After a bit of a debate as to if this was a pair of jostling males or a mating pair, the snake experts tend to agree that it is a mating pair of puff adders. I hope you enjoy my pictures of this rarely seen moment.

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