Pilbara Trip.

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  1. Niall

    Niall Well-Known Member

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    Hi all.

    Been up in the Pilbara for 2 or so weeks catching up with mates and herping.

    Ended up turning out to be a great trip.
    Found a good number of species, considering the amount of flooding they are having up there this year.

    Black headed Python.

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    Woma Python.

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    Stimson Python.

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    Pgymy Python.

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    Ring Brown Snake.

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    Desert Death Adder.

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    Long Beaked Worm Snake.

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    Pilbara Rock Monitor.

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    Sand Monitor.

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    Northern Bearded Dragon.

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    Spiny Tailed Skinks.

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    Western Hooded Scaly Foot.

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    Flat Shell Turtles.

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    Scorpion.

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    Frogs.

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    Cheers,
    Niall
     
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    AUSHERP Well-Known Member

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    nice pics man! love the depressa!!!
     
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    omg AMAZING
    holy ******************** that scorpion is just STUNNING !!!!! ive never seen anything like it !!!!!!!
     
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    Nice Pics mate :)
    Thanks for sharing :)
     
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    how big was the scorp?
    im guessing its either urodacus lowei or urodacus hoplurus.... never seen pics though just going on description!
    did you see any centipedes or other inverts?
     
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    Cheers for the comments.

    The scorpion was around 5-6cm.
    The centipedes up there are good looking, we also found house centipedes and a mate found a big trap door spider.

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    the centipede is a scolopendra morsitans .......
    and that is one of the nicest ive seen :D !!!
    stunning
     
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    Great pics Niall. Did you find pygmies and stimmies in the same type of habitat?
     
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    Yeah Found both in the same type of habitat where we camped at.
     
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    Nice Stimmy :)
    The Pygmy would've been an awesome find :D
     
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    I find it pretty intriguing, that two species which are so similar can share the same habitat and range. I wonder if their is a natural hybrid between the two.
     
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    Love your photos, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Great photos, what an amazing trip you had! Thanks for posting the pics.
     
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    Great pics.

    I'd like to know this too, very intresting
     
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    Love the Varanus pilbarensis - Pilbara Rock Monitor. By far my favourite looking monitor species - would love to keep them one day.
     
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    I know what you mean Simon,
    When I first went up to the Pilbara the first time I went looking for them to get a few photographs of them, I was amazed at the colouration they have.

    Also found that they are the earliest risers out of the Varanus family I know as I found most where up at 7am when I went to photograph this group.
     
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    great pics , you certainly had an awesome trip, no geckos ?
     
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    Thanks for sharing! Love the modesta, never get sick of Browns!
     
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    There was plenty of geckos out.
    Seen some good looking Knob Tail Geckos whiles I was up, didn't photograph any of them or skinks I found because most where seen whiles spotting on the road and had road trains or other cars behind us.
     
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