Quick Peninsula Herp

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  1. NickGeee

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    Afew weekends ago I headed down to the lower Mornington Peninsula, about an hour SE of Melbournes CBD.
    I was keen to photograph some white-lipped snakes, and this time proved to finally be the day!.
    First I did a circuit of a canoe dam surrounded by dense reeds on a resort that was close by another area I was keen to checkout. Even though it was high 10's and lighly raining I was very excited to see quite afew Swamp Skinks (L. coventryi) basking in the rain! They always seemed to be one step ahead of me, and as soon as I snuck up on one it turned into a bolt of green and black as it raced to shelter into the nearby reeds.
    Although disheartened but also excited, I headed off and found this gorgeous beast.
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    Eastern three-lined skink (Acritoscincus duperreyi) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    As the sun came out I decided to move off yet again, and almost immediately I stumbled upon this awesomely coloured White Lipped Snake (Drysdalia coronoides)!!!
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    White Lipped Snake (Drysdalia coronoides) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
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    White Lipped Snake (Drysdalia coronoides) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    Thinking I wouldn't find much else, I was shocked to stumble upon this awesome snake! the pics dont do it justice unfortunately.
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    Lowland Copperhead (Austrelaps superbus) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    And here is an awesome little mantis I found under some hard rubbish.
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    Mantis by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    Sorry for short thread...
    Cheers!
     
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    Awesome work mate.
    I think I saw that awesome pic of the A.superbus posted up on Facebook the other day.
    The first pic of the White Lip almost threw me off as being a Marsh Snake.

    Great Shots!
     
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    Very nice photos as usual Nick! I've been eyeing that white-lip for a while on your Flickr ;)
     
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    Excellent post, thanks for sharing
     
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    Thanks everyone!

    Cheers mate! The White lips do share quite afew similarities with marsh snakes I reckon.
     
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