show us ya dead on road stuff thread

Discussion in 'Field Herping and Reptile Studies' started by Guest, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. mysnakesau

    mysnakesau Almost Legendary

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    No photos but in the last 3 weeks I have found 2 dead red bellies, a bluey and 2 lacies :( unfortunately didn't cross my path so I couldn't save them.
     
  2. jedi_339

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    Wedge tail eagle of all things, must've been a pretty intense little fight they had going on as the lacerations are incredibly deep.


    Oh look I've got another, though not a herp.

    from out west between Dalby and Chinchilla :lol:
     
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    mackloti.
     

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  4. mysnakesau

    mysnakesau Almost Legendary

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    What is that? Kind of looks a pig?
     
  5. DHoffmann

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    <img src="http://www.aussiepythons.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=218418&amp;stc=1" attachmentid="218418" alt="" id="vbattach_218418" class="previewthumb"><br>
    This poor Yellow Faced Whipsnake, out at Wattegoes Beach in Byron Bay.<br>
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    Also no pictures, but found a non-dead on road Coastal Carpet a few days ago that I witnessed getting run over, but appeared remarkably fine afterwards.<br>
    About 2.2-2.4 meters long, nice and thick, very few scales damaged but tail was deformed (possibly by cars as well) and either had stuck eye caps or was blind. Didn't seem enormously phased by having just been run over, just a bit grumpy that someone was grabbing him(/her) from behind and dragging it off the road. Once it found the shrubbery it gladly took cover, and I didn't see it on the way back on the same road so I'm hoping it found a safer place to bask.
     

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    EB that I picked up off the road after it had been run over, unfortunately it died shortly after. With the warmer weather that we have been having out in the Central West of NSW lately there has been heaps of dragons, blue tongue and EBs flattened on the roads lately, it is really depressing!
     
  7. jedi_339

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    Yeah Mysnakesau, it was a pig, we pulled over to release a magpie and happened to stop beside a few day old DOR pig
     
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    All these found on the side of the Pacific Highway between Mt White and Somersby today. The turtles were in the middle of the road, and may or may not be ok :(


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    Slatey grey, Litchfield NP (near turn off to Wangi Falls)
    Saw more DOR snakes on this trip but after seeing a few I didn't have the stomach to stop and check them all
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    Here are two i found today on the south coast. One took her last breaths just as i pulled up :(
     

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    P1010001-1.jpg This is the lacie in the second pic' a week later.
     
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    probley the worst DOR i have come accross..
    yakka,
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    Windorah stimmie,
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    This rabbit was never in the head lights, maybe briefly, it literally ran under the tyre from the other side of the road.
     
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    looks like a fruit bat :)
     
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    People called me sick for doing this, and some of you might too. But I enjoyed looking at it and so kept it on the bonnet for a day or two (i didn't hit this one)

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    And if you feel a bit off after reading this thread, as I do, here's a picture of some ducklings I had to cheer you up...

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    Mr Hiss, that is down right weird, no two ways about it...

    Just a suggestion though, so you can still do weird things but be useful at the same time and minimise your risk of being charged for wildlife crimes if you do something silly in front of the wrong people. When you find a road kill in reasonable condition, throw it on your windscreen like that but when you get home record where you found it (approx location, time and date you found it and species if youknow it), bung it in the freezer and when you have a dozen or so take them to the QLD museum.
     
  18. PythonOwner25

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    cairnsJAN12 326.jpg here is an Eastern Small-eyed Snake i found recently roadkilled near cape tribulation a few weeks ago, it had hardly any visible injury except for a few keeled scales...poor fella ;(
     

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    Hell no that's really normal behaviour. Last time I ran over a snake, I tied it to my aerial kinda like the Aussie flag. We had fun together but eventually he rotted off.
     
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    Nothing like a few pics to sow the seeds for tonight's nightmares.
    Serioulsy, didn't know people were into this kind of thing.
     

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