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Hi all,


Its been a while since i have put a post up, so I will try and put everything from the year in one


big post. There will be a few areas of Australia covered. I am still working in Mount Isa in


North-west Queensland, however I am now living in Brisbane. This change has given me a


lot more opportunities to herp different areas of Aus. I apologise to anyone with slow internet


or not a lot of download availability, this post is huge.


First is the 2012/13 wet season in North-west Queensland. The wet season was a fail at the


start of the year with one of our driest ever recorded, only 180mm (about 7 inches) with most


of this falling in November/December 2012. Herping was still reasonable with quite a few


finds.


Frogs from the Gregory River.





Litoria inermis by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Ornate Burrowing Frog


by R. Francis, on Flickr






A few reptiles from around Mount Isa up until the end of February 2013.





Mertens' Water Monitor


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Eremiascincus isolepis


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Litoria coplandi by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Ring-tailed Dragon by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Ctenotus lateralis by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Diplodactylus


conspicillatus by R. Francis, on


Flickr





Storrs Monitor by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Childrens Python by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Mulga Snake by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Mulga Snake by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Mulga Snake by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Olive Python by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Death Adder by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Centralian Blue-tongue


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Strophurus krisalys by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Childrens Python eating a


Cyclorana australis by R. Francis, on Flickr





Mulga Snake by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Mulga Snake by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Burtons Legless Lizard


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Freshwater Crocodile


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Freshwater Crocodile


by R. Francis, on Flickr


The next lot are from a trip to Longreach in Central Queensland.





Northern Spiny-tailed


Gecko by R. Francis, on Flickr





Brigalow Beaked Gecko


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Knife-footed Frog by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Bynoe's Gecko by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Tree Skink by R. Francis, on Flickr





Broad-palmed Frog by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Broad-palmed Frog by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Tessalated Gecko by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Centralian Blue tongue


by R. Francis, on Flickr





On the road to a pot of


gold. by R. Francis, on Flickr


Back to Mount Isa for a few months.





Black-palmed Monitor


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Ctenotus pantherinus


ocellifer by R. Francis, on Flickr





Mertans Water Monitor


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Sombre Whipsnake by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Myall Snake by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Curl Snake by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Delma nasuta by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Sharp-snouted Delma


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Lerista fragilis by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Black-headed Python


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Pygmy Mulga Snake by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Pygmy Mulga Snake by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Pygmy Mulga Snake by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Sombre Whipsnake by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Worrells Turtle by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Buzzing Tree Frog by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Yellow-spotted Monitor


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Gehyra australis by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Juvenile Oedura


marmorata by R. Francis, on


Flickr





Oedura marmorata by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Oedura marmorata by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Dajarra Death Adder by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Bynoe's Gecko by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Bynoe's Gecko by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Black-palmed Monitor


by R. Francis, on Flickr


Next are from a brief trip out to the Finke Desert near Alice Springs for the famous Finke


Desert Race which some mates were riding in. It was getting close to winter and very little


was out and about. We did the 700km drive through the night but saw nothing on the roads. I


was lucky that our camp spot had a few sheets of tin nearby, but only found two species.





Morethia ruficauda by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Morethia ruficauda by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Geyhra variegata by


R. Francis, on Flickr


The next couple are from a trip with some mates throughout the Gulf of Carpentaria, first


was Lawn Hill National Park, then the Gregory River and finally up to the beach side town of


Karumba. The mates were all southerners from Victoria and were keen to see some crocs


and snakes, however they were not herpers just tourists. I was a bit sceptical as it was the


middle of winter, however temperatures were pretty good in the mid 20's (Celsius). We did


surprisingly well with 5 snake species and both fresh and salt water Crocs. No photos of the


crocs however as they were quite skittish.





Dubious dtella by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Greater Black Whip Snake by R. Francis, on Flickr





Greater Black Whip Snake[/url] by R. Francis, on Flickr





Arafura File Snake by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Arafura File Snake by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Keelback by www.flickr.com/people/79861098@N06/]R. Francis, on Flickr


A fish more than worthy to be here.





Coal Grunter by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Litoria pallida by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Cryptoblepharus metallicus by R. Francis, on Flickr





Two-lined Dragon by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Termite City by


R. Francis, on Flickr


Now back to Mount Isa for my last few weeks of living there before moving to Brissy.





Freshwater Crocodile


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Freshwater Crocodile


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Ridge-tailed Monitor by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Ridge-tailed Monitor by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Ridge-tailed Monitor by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Ridge-tailed Monitor by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Western Beaked Gecko


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Strophurus krisalys by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Strophurus krisalys by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Rock Ctenotus by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Rock Ctenotus by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Ridge-tail Monitor by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Ridge-tail Monitor by


R. Francis, on Flickr


A few from the drive from Mount Isa to Brisbane. Its a 2000km drive so I asked a mate


where a good herping spot about half way would be and to camp for the night. He sent


me to Blackdown Tablelands National Park and said its easy to get Rough Throated Leaf-
tailed Geckos (Saltuarius salebrosus) there, he said he had 4 in 15 minutes. After 2 hours of


looking I thought he was pulling my leg until I finally found one. Definitely worth the stop and


a few other cool finds as well..





Litoria latopalmata by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Salmon-striped Frog by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Southern Spotted Velvet


Gecko by R. Francis, on Flickr





Southern Spotted Velvet


Gecko by R. Francis, on Flickr





Zigzag Velvet Gecko by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Zigzag Velvet Gecko by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Eulamprus brachysoma


by R. Francis, on Flickr





leaf-tailed Gecko Habitat[/


url] by R. Francis, on Flickr





Rough-throated Leaf-tailed


Gecko by R. Francis, on Flickr





Rough-throated Leaf-tailed


Gecko by R. Francis, on Flickr





Rough-throated Leaf-tailed


Gecko by R. Francis, on Flickr





Rough-throated Leaf-tailed


Gecko by R. Francis, on Flickr





Goodela Falls by


R. Francis, on Flickr


I will put up another post for the herping adventure that was after this. For now its back to


Mount Isa.





Gehyra robusta by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Carlia amax by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Carlia amax by


R. Francis, on Flickr


These couple are from my Inlaws property about 200km west of Brisbane.





Three-clawed Worm-skink by R. Francis, on Flickr





Burtons Legless Lizard


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Burtons Legless Lizard


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Eastern Bearded Dragon by R. Francis, on Flickr





Eastern Water Dragon


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Eastern Water Dragon


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Echidna by www.flickr.com/people/79861098@N06/]R. Francis, on Flickr


Now some from a wetland only a few kilometres from Brisbane city.





Elegant Snake-eyed Skink by R. Francis, on Flickr





Elegant Snake-eyed Skink by R. Francis, on Flickr





Ramphotyphlops


nigrescens by R. Francis, on


Flickr





Juvenile Water Skink


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Garden skink by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Garden Skink by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Juvenile Grass Skink


by R. Francis, on Flickr


And Back to Mount Isa.





Gilberts Dragon by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Gilberts Dragon by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Marbled Velvet Gecko


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Burtons Legless Lizard by R. Francis, on Flickr





Beaked Gecko by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Beaked Gecko by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Worrells Turtle by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Worrells Turtle by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Fat-tailed Gecko by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Fat-tailed Gecko by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Pale-striped ground


Gecko by R. Francis, on Flickr





Pale-striped ground


Gecko by R. Francis, on Flickr





Mulga Snake by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Mulga Snake by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Mulga Snake by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Mulga Snake by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Strophurus taeniatus


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Strophurus taeniatus


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Burtons Legless Lizard by R. Francis, on Flickr





Hosmers Skink by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Hosmers Skink by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Hosmers Skink by


R. Francis, on Flickr


These are starting to get into the 2013/14 wet season in Mount Isa. Starting around


November.





Burtons Legless Lizard by R. Francis, on Flickr





Sharp-snouted Delma


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Sharp-snouted Delma


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Northern Hooded Scaly-
foot by R. Francis, on Flickr





Northern Hooded Scaly-
foot by R. Francis, on Flickr





Gehyra robusta by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Gehyra robusta by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Hosmers Skink and the


first storm of summer by R. Francis, on Flickr





Orange-naped Snake


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Orange-naped Snake


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Orange-naped Snake


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Copland's Rock Frog


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Frilled-neck Lizard by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Frilled-neck Lizard by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Frilled-neck Lizard by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Long-footed Frog by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Cyclorana sp. by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Desert Tree Frog by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Bandy Bandy by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Bandy Bandy by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Bandy Bandy by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Long-footed Frog by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Marbled Velvet Gecko


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Sybella Sunset by


R. Francis, on Flickr


That's it for Mount Isa.


A few from my parents property and home town, Dorrigo in New South Wales. The Dorrigo


National Park is world heritage listed for its Gondwanan temperate Rainforest.





Green Stream Frog by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Lace Monitor by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Verreaux's Tree Frog


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Striped Marsh Frog by


R. Francis, on Flickr





Eastern Bearded Dragon by R. Francis, on Flickr





Eastern Bearded Dragon by R. Francis, on Flickr





Red-bellied Black Snake by R. Francis, on Flickr





Murray's skink by


R. Francis, on Flickr


The last couple are from the Christmas break. The Red-bellied Black Snake is from a creek


crossing on my parents property. I have known the snake for as long as I can remember.


This is it's sunning spot, I didn't pose it as the old man gets cranky if I play with his "mates".


The Water Skink is from my Dad's pond in front of the house, unfortunately my brother


brought a dog home a few months ago which chased the skinks and caused most of them to


lose their tales. The Yellow faced Whip-snake is from my inlaws place.





Red Bellied Black Snake by R. Francis, on Flickr





Eastern Water Skink


by R. Francis, on Flickr





Yellow-faced Whipsnake by R. Francis, on Flickr





Yellow-faced Whipsnake by R. Francis, on Flickr





Yellow-faced Whipsnake by R. Francis, on Flickr


Thanks for looking and apologies for making the post so long.


Cheers,


Ryan

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Bugger, didnt work. I will try and sort it out if i find time. Admin, are you able to make them work?
 
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clopo

Not so new Member
Looks to be working now. I have no idea why, if it was a mod thank you very much. You have done what i have been putting of for a while.

I see now, Rob72 your a legend.
 

beautifulpythons

Not so new Member
Awesome thread.. how does this only get a couple of replies, must have taken hours just to type it and link the photos!!

Some great finds in there, the hosmers with the lightning strike is amazing.
 

richoman_3

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Epic stuff Ryan!
Needs more taipans!
[MENTION=23970]beautifulpythons[/MENTION]: very true, takes forever to do these herping threads! .. they dont seem to be appreciated very much..
 

GeckoJosh

Almost Legendary
Wow, wow, wow!!!!

Great thread mate!

Honestly the regulars of this forum need a good kick up the bum for not giving this thread the attention it deserves!
 

moloch05

Well-Known Member
Wow, what a fantastic post and what a year! I loved the Mertens in the water ... great shot. Those Oedura marmorata were certainly beautiful.

How did you get the shot of the the Coal Grunter? I am hoping to buy an underwater camera soon and try for some of the natives.


Regards,
David
 

clopo

Not so new Member
Thanks all.
Nick, I saw one taipan near Proserpine but missed it as I had about a dozen cars behind me. Missed a colletts the same weekend.
David, the coal grunter was shot in a small field tank. I stuffed up a little though. I should have moved the background further away from the tank.

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