Snakes 2010

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  1. -Matt-

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    Seeing its getting colder which leads to a decline in herping threads (plus I'm just bored on a Sunday night) I thought I'd throw up some pictures of the snakes I have photographed so far this year. Majority of pics have maybe been seen before.
    Cheers.
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    Brown Tree Snake Boiga irregularis
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    Coastal Carpet Python Morelia spilota mcdowelli
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    Common Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulata
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    Golden-Crowned Snake Cacophis squamulosus
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    Keelback Tropidonophis mairii
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    Curl Snake Suta suta
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    Mulga Snake Pseudechis australis
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    Red Bellied Black Snake Pseudechis porphyriacus
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    Rough-Scaled Snake Tropidechis carinatus
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    Small-Eyed Snake Cryptophis nigrescens
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    Spotted Black Snake Pseudechis guttatus
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    Stephen's Banded Snake Hoplocephalus stephensi
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    Yellow-Faced Whip Snake Demansia psammophis
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    shellfisch Very Well-Known Member

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    Nice pics! Entered any in the calendar comp?
     
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    Great photo's, my Herping season is over too, but i did end up finding a new specie for me today which was the Three toed skink Saiphos equalis, even if it's only a small boring skink i was pritty happy to find one as i haden't seen that specie before.
    Thanks Tim.
     
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    Matt how long did it take to get the shots of the stephens' with the mouth open? try with the roughie next! Whats left in the way of sunny coast snakes now? you have really cleaned up this summer!
     
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    I've got about 50 shots of open mouth stephensi pics...Ive got a technique to get them to sit there with their mouths open lol. I can't get roughies to open their mouths...Im yet to find a grumpy one. I've still got a bit to find yet, I've come across a few that I wasn't able to photograph or only found as roadkill.
     
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    God that keelback is nice!!
     
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    join the club, all the stephens and roughies I have seen just sit still or slide away, I need to get better harrasment techniques. your missing the best critter you get up there, those majestic blind snakes :lol:
     
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    Stephens always sit still and you dont even need to harrass them to get them to open their mouths...the same technique usually works on carpets too :) I dont waste my camera battery on blind snakes.... haha
     
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    Hands down the worst snake in Australia ;)
     
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    Nice pics Matt. But seriously... nothing better to do on a Sunday night than flick through old photos?!? HAHA! Still, I'd rather be looking at your beautiful photos than watching the ********** logies!
    Cheers for posting,
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    nice shots dude love the big grey lookin coastal and the stephens banded, bear g would have a field day up here lookin for tucker.
     
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    Fantastic photos
     
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    How can you say that when they have so many variations.
    Some have venom some don't. Some even look exactly the same as roughies.
    Some are even closely related to Grey carpet snakes. ;)
     
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    Two things I am jealous of:
    1: your photographical skills
    2: the fact that you have seen so many species in the wild. But I still beat you. BHP :) Oh and Spotted.
     
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    Oh and that is a MAD looking punk
     
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    Haha I like it!

    And they secrete such a beautiful odour resulting in my great love for them!
     
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    Thanks for rubbing that in Mel lol. I've seen a roadkill bhp but never a live wild one :(
     
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    very nice work mate
     
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    Just for you matt
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    Haha cheers Slats, maybe I should just take mine outside and claim them as wild?
     
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