Oenpelli Python

Discussion in 'Field Herping and Reptile Studies' started by saratoga, Aug 29, 2011.

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  1. saratoga

    saratoga Well-Known Member

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    A friend emailed me this photo recently.....somewhere in the Arnhemland escarpement.

    Apparently it looked to be in excess of 3m.
     

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    gillsy Very Well-Known Member

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    Very nice, is he a reptile person who can appreciate what it means to see one of these guys?
     
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    Kurto Very Well-Known Member

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    That is Awesome!!
     
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    viridis Well-Known Member

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    That is awesome Saratoga, thanks for sharing the pic. I have a 12 foot Scrubby that basks most mornings in winter in a tree just outside my patio. It's resting position looks almost identical to that O.P
     
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    Nice big snake
     
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    SamNabz Very Well-Known Member

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    Great find
     
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    Saratoga, that is awesome thanks for sharing your photo of a Oenpelli Python, which is something that we don't get to see that often.

    l know that in the not to distant future, the Oenpelli will become available to private reptile collectors, but they wont be cheap to buy at the beginning let me tell you.

    l cannot tell you who will be breeding them that is very private and confidential, so please don't even think about asking me who it is that will have access to the Oenpelii Python's.:)
     
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    Greenmad Very Well-Known Member

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    Thats is awesome thanks for sharing.
     
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    *jaw drops*
    Such a rare specimen to see on the APS forums, and anywhere else.
    Thank you for posting, it's a beauty. :)
     
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    If your friend has been looking for any less than 2 years then i feel like punching him in the ovaries!

    Very jealous mate! And very noble of your friend to share that picture, thanks for posting! Now wait for the PMs to start flooding in!
     
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    saratoga Well-Known Member

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    He wasn't even looking for them.....perhaps you should take up birding....that's how it was found!

    I'm wondering how many people have checked the metadata for GPS tagging???.........BTW it's a screen shot so locality remains safe!

    The photo is a couple of weeks old now. Glad to see that good sized Oenpellis are still around....I haven't heard of one for a long time although I'm no longer hanging around those parts.
     
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    The ammount of times i get into the escarpment i recon i should have lucked one by now!
     
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    What a "great pic" thanks for sharing.
    ..............solar 17(Baden)
     
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    eipper Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

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    Les,

    I reckon there is two chances in hell that you know someone breeding Oenpellis.....might have to start calling you Norman

    Cheers,
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    Greg,

    Awesome work by your mate, hopefully when you get up that way you can replicate it!!!

    Cheers,
    Scott
     
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    waruikazi Legendary

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    Soooooo... Who's gonna be breeding them?

     
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    they should never have been taken from peter krauss. hard species to keep and breed so he tells me,alot of effort went into them. it will be great to see them back into the industry again!
    great find mate. and a good pic too! :)
    smithy
     
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    Great pic saratoga. Nice to see one located.
     
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    Great photo! Thanks for sharing!

    As far as Oenpelli breeding goes, I'm sure if the breeder wanted people dropping hints on here etc, he'd post things himself. If you know him, cool, but respect his damn privacy!
     
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    3m? Just a baby, then. They're not that hard to find if you know what you're doing.


    Stewart
     
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    Turn it up Stuart! :p

    Dumb luck seems to be the prerequisite!

     
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