n African Journal of Herpetology - Obituary : James Ashe 1925 - 2004

Volume 53, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2156-4574
  • E-ISSN: 2153-3660
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James Ashe, who has died at the age of 79, at Watamu on the Kenya coast, was a dynamic snake man and naturalist, who inspired several generations of young people in Kenya. Born in Cyprus in 1925, Jim quit school at 17 and served with the parachute regiment in the Second World War. After leaving, he trained and worked in South Africa and later in South America as a mining engineer, before arriving in Kenya in 1957 to take up an engineering post.

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