Neville Burns from Blue Mountains Reptile Awareness will be conducting a venomous snake handling/husbandry course in the near future in NSW.
21 hatchlings from 15 eggs. Not a bad achievment!
Canny is another great Aussie icon. I've heard before that he still holds the title for second-best all-round Australian athlete!
When he's gone...
A friend and I contemplated the idea of a Blue Mountains herp society about 4 years ago.
A society relies on members so it just needs...
Parko!.... Dad! Its been a while mate :) .
So, any of you other Blue Mountain folk ever go snaking? There are plenty of species in this place...
Springwood here. 8)
where was that "brown" in the second photo found?
I believe its quite possibly a pgymy king brown (Pseudechis weigeli).
I have to agree the tail does resemble eremius, although, the spots on its back are very reminiscent of a young panoptes.
unfortunately I can't see all the pics posted (dial up :evil: ) I'm sure there's some good ones though.
This photo is a big male...
I believe that that particular animal did die of a stress-related illness. I don't know what animal wouldn't after being molested by hugsta...
Transparent plastic, secure lids, flat bottom, the dimension of a newspaper, very, very cheap. Thats all I really want in a tub.
Mate you will find diamonds pretty much throughout the entire Blue Mountains. Some believe populations only occur as high as Hazelbrook but I have...
"The Craic" with Jim Owen (?) had a nice carpet python that gets shot.
Also ask him why he claims to be "twice voted Australia's most respected herpetologist" on his own website. :roll:
Don't hide the fact you like snakes! Wear the name "snake loving freak" with pride as the rest of us do!
Just for everyone's info.
A red-back bite should not be treated like a normal spider bite (pressure immobilisation bandage technique). Its...
He doesn't go anywhere without it! :roll: :lol:
Personally, I think it would be relatively impossible to form a DEFINITIVE locality guide to the different colour variations...
Congrats on the move mate!
I'll try and come down for the opening day and probably drag Brendan with me too!
Harro, check your PM's.
I know as much as has been said in the article....just made a pretty educated guess on who the teen was.
I've been expecting this story for a while! :roll:
I think you'll find thats a gaboon viper wrasse.
Also, forgot to mention. If the property is at Leura, I think the snakes are more likely to be highlands copperheads. Why do they need to be...
Theres quite a few. By ringing WIRES you should be able get in touch with them. If not give me a yell! :P
Go easy on the TOD, make sure you remove the snake and waterbowl from the enclosure before spraying. A good idea is to cover the snake in a...
Sorry mate, Pale-headed snake (Hoplocephalus bitorquatus).
I haven't been to Gunnedah, although I have been in some areas relatively nearby. You should find sand goannas and lacies...
Yeah, The black/dark grey phase of the highlands copperhead often has bright yellow sides, most prominant around the the upper neck. I have plenty...
Juvenile yellow-faced whip.
It was a great expo! My hat goes off to the team from Sydney Reptile supplies! Was great meeting alot of you guys too!
Rock, I agree. They're...
Geez zulu! I think you need a leash for your ego mate! Keep it under control. :roll:
Robert's a top bloke, very knowledgeable and will look after ya well!
You are a yowie!
Personally, just 16 mate! I consider myself lucky. :P :wink:
Brodes, It's true. Snakes can and have died from being handled after large meals.
When the stomach lining is stretched to its limit from a...
did you get my PM's?
I think there may be a problem with my account here. :?
Yeah definately a nigrolutea. My guess is you live near the Blue Mountains? They begin to appear about Wentworth Falls and are commonly found...
Thanks for the heads up zen! Was a great show!
Judging by tail shape on the thrid picture, I'd say definate male. The tail bulges extensively outwards after the vent in males.
The antarcticus I've caught before have been in the same general location your animal is from! Whereabouts are you located?
Yeah forgot to mention snake shows. Neville Burns has just started daily displays at Echo Point in Katoomba.
Mate, watch a few docos (Irwin, Mark Oshea, Snake Wranglers etc) see how its done, learn as much as you can about the elapids of Australia...
I was given a murray darling carpet that has almost the same body shape as the first photo.
The owner has fed it every single week for the last...
I'm prepared to be criticised, but, I challenge any skeptic to spend a few nights camped in the bush up here in the Mountains. I guarantee your...
It unfortunately probably won't prove its existance to alot of people.
I'm friends with the researcher of this case and he says already people...
Whereabouts in NSW did you see it?
Have you ever reported it to anyone?
Can you elaborate on the story a bit more please?
Well we've all heard the stories of the alleged big cats on the loose in the Australian bush.
The phenomenon of sightings...
I just got back from a trip to all the places you mentioned, plus Darwin and Kakadu.
In Uluru I saw:
8 central netted dragons