• Check out the new Feedback and suggestions forum. This adds the ability to add ideas for the site and upvote/downvote them. It would be great to hear from you all in how we can boost site activity and who would like to assist with some exciting ideas from Rob and I.

pseudechis porphyriacus

  1. K

    ID please - Not a great photo

    I want to apologize in advance for the bad photo quality. Was at night as I released the snake into the bush and used a torch and my rubbish camera phone. So if the quality is too poor I understand. Location: Cairns QLD. In the garden of our apartment complex. Lots of kids wandering by so I...
  2. O

    English traveller looking for help

    Hello, I am an English guy traveling along the east coast. I am mad about animals especially snakes which is why i came to Australia! I was wondering if anyone on here knows of anybody who i could possibly spend a day with finding and getting up close to venomous snakes in the wild. More than...
  3. Stuart

    ID on a snake in an interesting location

    This was seen in Broome. Now I know what I think it is but it doesn't make sense...
  4. benc63

    Footprints in the sand

    Footprints in the sand Come for a walk with me. We will start out on the beach at sunrise and head out for the day, explore and delight at the wonders along the way. Pied cormorants stalk the tidal shelves and pools where a pretty Rose Petal Bubble shell glides amongst the kelp. A...
  5. M

    Flared neck?

    Hello snake people, Hope you can help me. I live in the Northern Rivers NSW and I'd like help identifying a maybe-snake. My dog just bailed up a snake and from about 20m away it looked like it had a flared neck, as it reared up about a foot off the ground. The area I saw it is rocky and bushy...
  6. Stuart

    Our Animals Our Earth

    So I wanted to start using APS as a platform to start sharing some details of those in the Herp Community who are actively out there educating and making folks aware of the various Australian Reptiles and other fauna that we are fascinated by. Our Animals Our Earth go that much further to...
  7. B

    Weird scales on a snake

    He shed on the 14th of this month after almost 2 months of no shed. He started showing signs of another shed (cloudy eyes, red belly, dull skin) on the 22nd and refused food on the day. noticed this rather odd patch that was there prior to his last shed (but I believe was in a seperate spot)...
  8. happynagini

    Skin ID please

    Any help is appreciated!
  9. B

    Jungle Carpet Python behaviour

    Hi there all, I'm somewhat of a newbie, only having owned our Jungle for about a year, and I didn't know about this forum until recently, so I thought I'd join and post a curiosity. We have a 2yo Jungle, around 1.2m long and very chilled out. She (no idea of sex, although we've called her...
  10. ronhalling

    Venom hunters

    Hey guys and gals, has anyone seen the new series "Brian Barczyk" is in on the Discovery Channel? it's called Venom Hunters, i have watched the first 3 episodes and wait with baited breath for more to be released, i downloaded the first 3 episodes and watched them all.....great series. :)...
  11. BredliFreak

    What have you been bitten by?

    What have you been bitten by? Categories apply Skink: Small skinks (i.e eulamprus, saproscincus pseudemoia lampropholis). Blueys have tried (inlcuding pet one), haven't been bitten yet and am very paranoid lol Dragon: Many jackies Geckos/pygopods: Christinus marmoratus, once Monitors: none...
  12. News Bot

    Doesn't Make Scents? Snakebite Causes Man to Lose Ability to Smell

    After a brief encounter with a poisonous snake, a man lost his sense of smell. Published On: 04-Mar-16 05:37 AM Source: Associated Press Author: Go to Original Article
  13. BredliFreak

    Good herping spots

    Hi all, This upcoming holidays Dad and I have around 2 weeks to ourselves, and being keen herpers thought we could go somewhere good to herp. What is a good area to go herping that wouldn't take too long to stay at i.e less than 2 weeks but not just a couple of days.
  14. BredliFreak

    Herpetofauna around Kosciusko (spelling) and jindabyne areas

    Will be up there soon. Could anyone tell me what kind of reptiles and froggies live up there? And good places to find them.
  15. jeffc

    Snake's Habitual Characteristics

    Hello everyone, I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask my question, since most you guys are having snakes as pets, you might be able to help me out. (admin, please let me know if this is the wrong place to ask questions) I recently moved into a new house, there's a bush at the back of...
  16. bluelindley

    Emergency Response Plan - Venomouse Snakes

    Hey, Just wondering if someone might be able to assist. As you may know one of the requirements for a Venomous Keepers Licence is to have a Emergency Response Plan. I don't have a great idea on where to start so I was wondering if any of the Venomous Keepers would have a copy of their plan or a...
  17. S

    Snake ID + what to do snake in pool

    There's a snake in our backyard pool, I've not been able to identify it, if anyone can ID, please let me know. It has some reddish colouring on the belly but I don't think it's a RBBS. It's approximately 50cm. Also any suggestions for what to do? My dad doesn't want to get it out and leave it...
  18. L

    Snakes in Day Care centre grounds

    A Day Care centre my partner is involved with has recently had two sightings of red bellied black snakes among the children within the grounds. A number of parents & staff have suggested fencing the grounds with a snake proof mesh of some sort. Some of our queries are as follows. How high a...
  19. BredliFreak

    Crap news story of the week

    I'm back after my last week of school for the year, it was very hectic so i didn't have much time for APS Anyway, here is another crappy snake news story http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/2015/11/24/cat-versus-snake-pet-saves-qld-women/ Don't enjoy:P
  20. BredliFreak

    Snake catching experiences

    Hi everyone, As my herp addiction continues, I have realised I want to learn how to deal with venomous snakes, so I was wondering: -What was the first snake you caught, and how/why? -What tips / experience do you have to share with beginners who want to deal with vens? My personal experience...
  21. pythonmum

    Best herps (and other ectotherms) for schools

    Next year I start a new position as Head of Environmental Education at my school. I will oversee a large outdoor area, a small indoor area and some native bees (Trigona), goldfish and hens. (The goldfish are in a lovely formal pond, but you never see them.) A blue tongue lives in the garden, but...
  22. ronhalling

    It's on again

    Lock up your pets and get the shovels ready, snakes are on the move. God Damn sensationalist media have done it again, whilst watching a program on a regional station on the Mid North Coast of NSW a reminder from the stations "know it all's" came on saying it was time to lock up your pets and...
  23. vampstorso

    Show us your Elapids!

    I think these beauties certainly need their own dedicated thread for everyone to centrally drool over :P So show us those beauties!
  24. L

    Consequences for Killing Protected Animals

    Hey guys Looking for some feedback and thoughts. (Get comfortable, could be a long one!) I'm really frustrated by the lack of understanding of our native snakes, and the whole 'Grab the Shovel' mentality. This afternoon, I found myself in a rather heated discussion on the Facebook. The status...
  25. Stuart

    2016 Calendar Photo Competition

    The Photo Competition to get your photo featured in the 2016 Aussie Pythons and Snakes calendar is now open. It is a simple competition where you can upload up to 3 photos to our Gallery for consideration by a chosen few as well as some independent persons (to avoid favoritism) who will pick the...
  26. M

    David and goliath

    Found these pair on Fraser Island a while ago. The white bellied sea eagle must have been bitten by the snake as it tried to eat it and died as a result. Bare in mind these eagles are almost as big as wedge tail eagles. we often see these eagles pick off sea snakes from the surface and fly back...
  27. Stuart

    Elapid Relocation Thread

    Considering the old thread was unfortunately lost, I'll start a new one with some original pictures of Elapids that have been relocated here .
  28. Luke_G

    Black Snakes

    1 and 2 - Mulga Snakes (P.australis) , 3 - Red Bellied Black Snake (P.porphyriacus) , 4 - Collett's Snake ( P.colletti)
  29. GBWhite

    Mum's first clutch of Red Bellied Black Snakes (Pseudechis porphyriacus)

    Went to check the snake room this morning and found that my youngest female RBB finally decided to drop these little guys. There were nine in total (no duds). Three decided they didn't want their pic taken.
  30. B

    Rescued Centralian Python, NEED HELP

    Hi all so im completely retarded at all this, but i recently rescued a centralian python from people who no longer wanted it. He was being kept in a garage with no windows and had no light in his cage for months aswell as every time i saw him, he didnt have food and he hadnt been fed in a long...
  31. A

    Keeping first Elapid/License

    Hey Guys So ive had snakes for years... Ive done a snake handling course which was awesome i really enjoyed it.. So now im considering getting an Elapid.. What do i need to do to get my license in QLD? I was thinking a RBB for a start.. even though id love a inland taipan lol but probably not...
  32. NickGeee

    SE nsw herping.

    Headed up to Pambula in southern New South Wales for afew weeks in January. Behind many of the residential houses the area was cleared with many fallen logs. this made good habitat for many lizards, snakes and frogs. first reptile i flipped, not a bad start. Cryptophis nigrescens by...
  33. cagey

    RBBs fighting in Parramatta

    http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/01/23/16/57/video-shows-epic-battle-between-red-bellied-black-snakes
  34. niggz

    And we wonder why people don't like snakes?

    http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2832416/rat-hunter-snake-bails-up-backpackers/?cs=4173 And we wonder why people don't like snakes? These so-called trained professionals who "care about wildlife" provoking a brown snake being released just so they can get some video footage to make a good...
  35. K

    red belly in our house bricks

    so we seen a red belly today called a catcher and watched snake with its head out of the wall enjoying some sun for about 40 minutes, 4 minutes b4 the guy shows up the good old red belly decides hes had enough sun and slowly pulls himself inside the brick crevice,so the catcher goes i cant get...
  36. shano

    Local GTF resident

    Just thought I would share a couple of pic's of a green tree frog I just took. He (or she) frequents quite often and is usually sitting on the same window sill. He is pretty big and has been around for I would guess a couple of years. Any experienced herpers care to comment on what looks to be...
  37. Fuscus

    So you want to be a snake relocator?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52ToiTdDXHA
  38. RoryBreaker

    Exotic snake threatens Sunshine coast wildlife

    http://www.qt.com.au/news/foreign-snake-slithering-coast-suburbs-threatens-w/2466906/
  39. Gruni

    ID? Skink from Kanagra Walls, Blue Mountains.

    ID? Skink from Kanangra Walls, Blue Mountains. Was at Kanangra Walls recently in some fairly rough patches and found a few nice snake and lizard specimens but having trouble getting an ID on this fella. It was suggested that it was a Cunningham Skink (Egernia cunninghami) but the tail doesn't...
  40. P

    Olive python feeding question.

    I have not been able to find much info on this subject but I read the Mark O'shea book BOAS AND PYTHONS OF THE WORLD In the book he mentions the scrub python having a potential predator, and that predator was said to be the Olive Python. I don't think I have seen much other info on the subject...
  41. S

    dodgie ???

    On RDU there are some adds for GTP's these adds are ROFLMAO stuff even the botanical name "antarasia childreni" ppl "PLEASE" becarefull. solar17 ~B~
  42. hoppy

    species of snakes in yarrawonga victoria?

    hi all I live in Yarrawonga Victoria and I was wondering what type of snakes live around my area. I know that there are eastern browns, red belly blacks and tigersnakes but is there any other snakes? any pythons? or any other elapids? cheers
  43. G

    Snake bite?

    Hi, Recently I was bitten by something while gardening at my house in Garden Suburb, Newcastle. I didn't feel it happen, but it began to throb within hours and it bruised heavily. The puncture marks were just under 2cm apart, pin size and were hard and sore to touch. I had a blood test to check...
  44. Wild~Touch

    How It All Started

    Please share how you got into reptile keeping Always had a fascination A friend kept some reptiles Your kids wanted a snake My son wanted a snake from the time he could talk....LOL saw one in a pet shop in Melbourne and that was it
  45. B

    Are there too many snakes being bred?

    We have a whole 6 stimsons for sale and I haven't sold any . I have noticed that a lot of the 'average looking snakes 'are not selling quickly on here . are there too many available ? are they too expensive ? are people on here looking for that 'special snake for their breeding program ? or...
  46. F

    Pied bearded dragon!

    Found this guy on Tumblr & thought you guys might get a kick out of it! He was bred by BloodBank dragons
  47. J

    VIC Red belly black snake + enclosure

    Species Common Name Red belly black snake Age 18months Length 500mm Quantity Available 1 Bred By Unkown General Description Male red belly black handles well eats like a pig comes with professionally built melamine enclosure and cabinet fully equipped no swaps or trades cash...
  48. jordanmulder

    This seasons Hauls (Pic heavy)

    So I thought I'd post a thread sharing some of my photo's from this years sightings. I've been able to find a whole heap of new species for me in my local area, a rather broad definition of the word 'local' too. I will start with reptiles from the newcastle-central coast vicinity... Red belly...
  49. C

    Australian Representative Herp Body

    The whole australian representative herp body thing was to much messing about and not enough action... If they just said what they wanted to achieve and what they needed from people, it would of happened. If people saw what benefits they would personally get out of it, they would get behind it...
  50. DarwinBrianT

    What are the necessary licensing requirements in QLD for a RBB ?

    I want to know, what do I have to do to own a red belly black snake? To me they are awesome in every way. 8)
Top