show us ya dead on road stuff thread

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  1. Maximum

    Maximum Not so new Member

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    Heartbreaking :( We all love our reptiles and I understand the benefits of studying them, but all the same, it's a tragedy that so many gorgeous animals/reptiles are killed because of us. I have heard of people occasionally actually trying to hit them which I find stunningly cruel. I could not believe that story of the baby bird!! Terrible.
     
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    This was found a couple of days ago immediately after being hit. Strange time of year to be on the roads I thought
     
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    awwww :(
    not so much as reptiles but theres a few roadkill pigeons in the area
    oh and the occasional dead fruitbat hanging from the telephone lines (or is it powerline? hmmm)
     
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    It is surprising how simply some things change
    I was doing a daily show in Cairns and an old truckie used to watch for a few days
    Was waiting for a part for his truck to be delivered to garage
    Never said anything except 'Only good snake is a dead one"
    On his last day he came over with a few beers and actually held a carpet for a while while we yacked

    3 months later he dropped by again
    He had made up a simple poster saying how cool reptiles were and asking other truckies to avoid them when possible and had put these in every truck stop he went to
     
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    Plenty of Aholes about, did you hear about the couple of Pplaters, the police caught at Morisset, couple of months back, swerving onto the hard shoulder to hit the Roo's
     
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    Some recent DOR i have come accross.

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    this was also a shame i had to put this fellow of of its missary i rely like the tawny frogmouths, i dident hit it orignaly.
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    Yes I believe I did, although I heard little about them.
     
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    Hmmm, I'll add a few, not quite the definition of dead on a road, but close.

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    Dead from the tree clearing process, unfortunately run over by a bulldozer and partially buried, reasonable sized Eastern Brown too as can be seen by the end of my size 12 1/2 boot in the second photo.

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    Deceased perentie on a mining haul road in Western Australia

    and one last one that's interesting, not actually DOR, but a very weak dehydrated perentie which was taken into care 100km away from site, large lacerations behind right hand shoulder blade, See if you can guess what caused it

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  10. mysnakesau

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    This is a sad thread :( What makes me mad is when I have pulled over to help an animal get off the road and an ***$%&* comes along and runs straight over the top of them. I've watched a couple of blue tongues in this situation and a poor turtle. But a decent sized python crossing the road outside my house got himself scores of attention as 6 cars pulled over to get photos and have a look. With me there on the road standing over him I wasn't letting anybody run him over. When the spectators were leaving I picked up and took him further into bushland away from the road, in the direction he was heading.
     
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    I hit that roo two days after getting my new ss ute it did die I went back to have a look later as it was out the front of work.

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  12. Guest

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    seems the majority of pics are lizards really
     
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    Hate any dead animal on the road unless its a fox, cat, rabbit or anything else introduced
    Obviously its hard to try to avoid every single reptile, but especially hate it when dheads try purposely to run over snakes
    Here's a freshly killed Bluey resulting from the ute that was driving before me

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    Can finally add something to this thread.

    Here is some Wombat jerky we found yesterday. Smelt as good as it looked.
     

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    Not quite the road but I got this poor bugger with the tractor slashing a firebreak in a paddock. I was more than a little bit devastated.
     
  16. Kurama

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    Mulga.
     

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    i of course, hate to see our beloved reptiles dead in their own environment, dead a the hands of humans, but this is now a fact of life that we can't change!
    It is very interesting to see some of these animals, as sad as it is.

    jedi_339.... what caused the lacerations on that poor perentie?
     
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    I rescued this guy off the road in a recent trip to Cairns, I was on the phone to a wildlife carer to organize for it to be dropped off. Unfortunately it died over night.

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    Black Whip.
     

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