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James Souchon

Field Guide

James started his guiding career at the world-renowned Phinda Game Reserve, spending four years learning about and showing guests the wonder of the incredibly rich biodiversity that the Maputaland area of South Africa has to offer. Having always wanted to guide in the ...

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on Can a Snake Detach Its Jaw?

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Dina Petridis
Explorer

we watched a spitting cobra swallowing another one near the restaurant in Sandibe a long time ago .
Kind regards to you all !

Vin Beni
Senior Digital Ranger

Incredible images and video! This is a sighting I’d love to have on a future visit.

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Fascinating photos and explanation, James. Great to learn something totally new!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Not a snake fan, but was fascinated by your photos and facts. Thank you for keeping all of us informed about the idiosyncrasies and truths of the less popular animals (snakes for example) in the Londolozi Reserve.

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Digital Tracker

Seeing IS believing! Absolutely incredible images! Some of these “meals” seemed impossible.

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Snakes really are fascinating animals!!

Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

This is interesting James. I watched a program a few weeks ago where a python killed and swallowed a black backed jackal. It was sad to see as another jackal stood staring at the snake while swallowing the prey.

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