Photographed early morning in their Rooiels garden - from Willy and Martina Pienaar
Martina watched it eating blombos (Metalasia muricata) - perhaps because we dont have much grass for it!
Pronolagus rupestris (Smith's red rock rabbit). Common names: Smith's red rock hare [English]; Smith-rooiklipkonyn, Smith se rooiklipkonyn, kliphaas [Afrikaans]; Smith-Rothase [German];
lièvre roux de Smith [French]; sungura ya mawe [Swahili]
Pronolagus rupestris occurs on rocky slopes and the tops of rocky outcrops of mountains and hills, where grass or scrub vegetation occurs (Duthie and Robinson 1990; Matthee et al. 2004).
The diet of P. rupestris consists of sprouting grasses (Duthie and Robinson 1990). Litter size is 1-2 young (Duthie and Robinson 1990).
You can also see a film clip that was taken in Ceres in Sept 2016
Tom Mabin sent in the photo of a striped harlequin snake at 279 ocean view drive a couple of weeks ago. Very beautiful colours. Only mildly poisonous. On the RED list.
Slipped away back into the fynbos.
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Joselyn Mormile is wandering the village as she shares the lives of the Rooiels baboons - and she has shared some of the photos she has taken of a few other Rooiels residents.
The Otters were swimming at the beach and invited her to come join them for a swim.
The young klipspringer, although posing for a photo was a little more shy! The poor puffadder did not survive crossing the R44.
Can anyone identify the frog in the photo?
Photos and anecdotes from Rooielsers
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