Some pics from the Top End

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  1. DanTheMan

    DanTheMan Suspended Banned

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    I've spent the last 4 months working on a cattle station up in the Kimberely, although I didn't do much herping, here's a few pics of what i stumbled across around the station or on the 8000km return trip.
    Some of the more interesting things that weren't photographed included Black Whips, Stimsons Pythons, Black Headed Python, Sombre Whip Snake, Pygmy Mulga, Frilled Neck Lizards, plus the many Monitor, Skink and Gecko species. The Kimberely is an amazing place, thoroughly enjoyed my time up there and can't wait to get up there come October!

    Start with a bit of scenery
    Victoria River, NT
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    Ord River, Kununurra, WA
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    Which was where we caught some of these things. It isn't a trip to the top end without catching a Barra!
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    Wetlands of Legune Station, NT
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    Salties of Legune Station
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    Where I worked, Spring Creek Station, WA
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    Nice big Olive Python
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    Childrens Python
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    Night Tiger I had to smack on the head, car infront of me didn't quite do the job.
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    Thorny Devil
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    I would like to tell you this was a live, but unfortunately it was dead on the road near Winton. Still exciting to see!
    Collett's
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    Speaks for itself, Storr's Monitor near Cloncurry
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    A few shots on the job
    Walking cattle back to the house yards
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    aww i love the top end i miss living up there,
     
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    Very good pics dantheman.would be great working on a cattle station up there.
     
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    Incredible pics (makes me wanna go back) and thanks for sharing
    Cheers
    Sandee :)
     
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    Nice stuff! Shame about the Collett's.

    That's a cool common name!


    Stewart
     
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    sure that's storrs? looks like and ackie to me, I could be wrong though.
     
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    Crap... Did I get it wrong? Demansia quaesitor?
     
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    Great pictures Dan the kimberleys looks like a great place, cheers for uploading
     
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    :shock: :D thank you very much! A pleasure to look at!
     
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    I wasn't being sarcastic! I think it's a great common name! It was first coined on this forum a few years back.


    Stewart
     
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    Great pics love the olive and scenery
     
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    awesome pics...
     
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    Awesome stuff! Really sucks when you have to come back here and just see yellow-faced whips doesn't it?
     
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    Looks like you had a blast!!!
    some very nice photos!
    cheers mate !
     
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    Oh right haha, cool name for a cool snake! I ran to the rescue when I herd "Brown snake!" screamed from the girls quarters, these Browns are the most variable snake I have ever come accross.

    I've just cracked open the 1st of many beers for tonight, in a few 6 packs time I'll look over all my photo's listening to "By a Fire of Gidgee Coal" by Slim Dusty, and most probably cut my wrists.
     
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    makes me wonna go
     
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    great pics mate thanks for shring. makes me so mad when u see polution the cause of a animals death
     
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    Nice pics dan

    Jordan is correct the storr's is actually an Ackie

    Cheers,
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    Woa.. I'm so jealous, I'd love to go the territory. I am graduating as a vet next year, so I think my time for working on a station is gone, and I hate that as I would've loved to take a year off to do that. Maybe I can lad a job up there for a few years..
     
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    Poor BTS... :(
     
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