Brigalow Herping.

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  1. jordanmulder

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    So was sitting here... pretty bored. Thought I'd just throw up some photo's a herping trip I did with a couple of mates in the Brigalow belt of Queensland.
    So the first real night of herping was around the St George area. We did pretty poorly probably due to the fact that there the moon was so bright you could probably drive down the highway without headlights. Still found some Gecko's and a Dragon or Two.

    [​IMG]Nobbi dragon (Diporiphora nobbi) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Nobbi dragon (Diporiphora nobbi) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Nobbi dragon (Diporiphora nobbi) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Burns dragon (Amphibolurus burnsi) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Eastern beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura ormsbyi) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Eastern beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura ormsbyi) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Beaded gecko (Lucasium damaeum) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Beaded gecko (Lucasium damaeum) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Eastern stone gecko (Dipldactylus vittatus) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Marbled velvet gecko (Oedura marmorata) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Bandy Bandy (Vermicella anulata) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    After doing so crap at St George we decided to head East of Surat where conditions turned out to be a lot better! The moon was blocked out at the start of the night by some cloud and it was during this period that we found most of the reptiles for the night. We ended up staying a couple of nights and did a bit of day herping in between the extreme heat of midday.

    [​IMG]Golden tailed gecko (Strophurus taenicauda) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Golden tailed gecko (Strophurus taenicauda) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]King Brown Snake (Pseudechis australis) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]King Brown Snake (Pseudechis australis) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Southern spotted velvet gecko (Oedura tryoni) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]De Vis' banded snake (Denisonia devisi by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]De Vis' banded snake (Denisonia devisi by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Ocelated velvet gecko (Odeura monilis) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Brigalow trip41 by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Australian coral snake, (Brachyurophis australis) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Australian coral snake, (Brachyurophis australis) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Yellow spotted monitor (Varanus panoptes) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Yellow spotted monitor (Varanus panoptes) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Eastern hooded scaly foot (Pygopus shraderi) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Eastern hooded scaly foot (Pygopus shraderi) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Broad banded sandswimmer (Eramiascincus richardsonii) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Eastern robust slider (Lerista punctatovittata) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Eastern spiney tailed gecko (Strophurus wiliamsi) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Eastern spiney tailed gecko (Strophurus wiliamsi) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Dubius dtella (Gehyra dubia) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Dubius dtella (Gehyra dubia) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Gehyra versicolor by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    Our next stop was just East of Tara where we encountered more cool reptiles!

    [​IMG]Spotted black snake (Pseudechis guttatus) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Pale headed snake (Hoplocephalus bitorquatus) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Pale headed snake (Hoplocephalus bitorquatus) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Grey snake (Hemiaspis damelii) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    We also missed a Dunmall's snake (Furina dunmalli) by literally Two mins! A car overtook us and hit it. Needless to say we tracked them down and fed them to a ravenous Gehyra.

    Well our trip in the Brigalow was over. We were Sad. So we decided that on the way back we would stop in at the Granite Belt and see what else we could find. Here is some of the stuff that I had the patience to photograph.

    [​IMG]Southern spotted velvet gecko (Oedura tryoni) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Southern spotted velvet gecko (Oedura tryoni) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Cunningham's skink (Egernia cunninghami) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Cunningham's skink (Egernia cunninghami) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Eastern bearded dragon (Pogona barbata ) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Eastern bearded dragon (Pogona barbata ) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Eastern bearded dragon (Pogona barbata ) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Granite belt thick tailed gecko (Uvidicolus sphyrurus) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Granite belt thick tailed gecko (Uvidicolus sphyrurus) by Jordan Mulder, on Flickr

    And that's it! Hope you enjoy.
     

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