Recent Melbourne Herping

Discussion in 'Field Herping and Reptile Studies' started by NickGeee, Apr 7, 2016.

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  1. NickGeee

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    Some more herping pics - who could have guessed it!
    Heres an old Delma impar slough from Central Victoria, Wouldve been cool to frame!
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    Delma impar sloughed skin by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    And a baby stumpy tail from Bendigo, nothing is better than seeing one of these after finding nothing for two hours!
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    Shingleback(Tiliqua rugosa) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    Back in Melbourne I attempted to look for Small Eyed Snakes in Melbournes North, of which is bordering on their most Westerly distribution. I didnt manage to find any, but I did find this baby Cunninghams Skink!
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    Cunningham Skink (Egernia cunninghami) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    A couple of days after getting back from Halls Gap my mate and I decided to go herping for a day or so in Melbourne's West and North.
    After getting up early, we were hoping for Brown Snakes. After seeing roughly 1000 weasel & garden skinks, we found this gorgeous pair of Tussock Skinks.
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    Tussock Skink (Pseudemoia pagenstecheri) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
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    Tussock Skink (Pseudemoia pagenstecheri) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    We headed off, and heading north we jumped out at a spot we had seen some Cunningham Skinks prior.
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    Cunninghams Skink (Egernia cunninghami) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    Hurrah!
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    Cunninghams Skink (Egernia cunninghami) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    We headed off yet again, and our next targets where Little Whip Snakes & Three lined Skinks.
    Almost immediately we had found a Three lined Skink, and I was glad to have finally got a decent pic of this species!
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    Eastern three-lined skink (Acritoscincus duperreyi) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    Our last herp for the day was a baby eastern brown, of which I almost mistook for a Little Whip Snake at first glance, thus why Pasasuta always get the shovel even though harmless to most people.
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    Eastern brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
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    Eastern brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis) by Nick Gale, on Flickr
    Cheers
     
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    Superb photos and post again Nick. Thanks a million for sharing its bloody awesome
     
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    Some nice herps Nick! Those Textys are awesome!

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    Actually, that shingle back is the most beautiful I have seen
     
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    Cheers mate! The stumpy was very nice for a Victorian animal :p
     
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