Melbourne Herping

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  1. NickGeee

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    Here are some random pics from the last few months I did not include in my last thread.
    Desperately wanting to re-photograph the majestic Growling Grass Frog, I found some recent recordings from a small pond only 15 minutes from my house. Enlisting the help of a mate, we managed to find dozens in little time.
    [​IMG]Growling grass frog (Litoria raniformis) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Growling grass frog (Litoria raniformis) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Growling grass frog (Litoria raniformis) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    A few days later, I got a call from a mate who just got back from working up at Broken Hill, saying that he had a few hours to spare in Melbourne. Soon enough we were zooming down the Eastern Peninsula!
    [​IMG]Swamp skink (Lissolepis coventryi) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Glossy grass skink (Pseudemoia rawlinsoni) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    The next day I got a call from the same friend telling me that he had left some very expensive sunglasses on a log whilst photographing the lizards, so of course at the next opportunity we had to go down and rescue them!
    Although I wasn't overly optimistic in finding the sunnies, we found them, along with more Swamp skinks and this cutie.
    [​IMG]Lowland copperhead (Austrelaps superbus) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    Before he flew out to Broken Hill in the next week or so, we decided to do some more herping in Melbourne's north to find some small skink species.
    We arrived in Kinglake NP on a cool yet sunny morning, and found many of our targets.
    [​IMG]Southern water skink (Eulamprus tympanum) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Southern water skink (Eulamprus tympanum) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    Need to go back to find a skink without a regen!
    [​IMG]Coventry's skink (Niveoscincus coventryi) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    [​IMG]McCoy's Skink (Anepischetosia maccoyi) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    Rains the previous day had also brought the frogs to the surface, as I managed to triangulate this frog calling from a flooded wombat burrow!
    [​IMG]Victorian smooth frog (Geocrinia victoriana) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    Thanks for looking!
     
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    Foozil Well-Known Member

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    You know the drill; awesome pics and finds as always!
     
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    Cheers mate!
     
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    Awesome as always Nick
     
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    Geat pics!
     
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    Quality photography.
     
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    Fantastic pics as usual


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