Tonights Herping. Thick Tail and ID frog/toad

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  1. snakes123

    snakes123 Very Well-Known Member

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    Decided to go out herring tonight, i actually got some luck and found a thick :) Just need an ID on the frog/toad. I also found this monitor yesterday which i think if a Heath Monitor?

    There hope you like it :)
     

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    jase75 Well-Known Member

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    Nice pics, looks like it is a Heath Monitor.
     
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    Awesome finds, the frog is a Giant burrowing frog (Heleioporus australiacus)
     
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    Heliop is nice.
     
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    Love the frog :)
     
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    Man that thick tailed is an awesom find!
     
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    snakeluvver Very Well-Known Member

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    Shame it has a re-gen tail :(
     
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    The frog is an endangered species so be sure you are careful when around them, wouldn't wanna accidentally step on one...
     
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    snakes123 Very Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone I actaully found somethin while I was looking.

    Jordan when you come down for photography I'll take you on this track. My friend said somethmes there are so many you have to watch tree you step.
     
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    nice finds,
    jake....;)
     
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    I'v got a few reasons to come down to sydney now.
     
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    Nice find thats a good size thicky
    Where do you offten find them? ive only ever found 6
     
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    snakes123 Very Well-Known Member

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    I find them near my house. Just go out on a little used walking track one night with a good torch.
     
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    GeckPhotographer Very Well-Known Member

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    Snakes 123 Do you find any/many Diplodactylus vittatus where you find these guys?
     
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    snakes123 Very Well-Known Member

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    I have only been out once which was last night. I was only out for 10 minutes. I can tell you where it is if you want to go.
     
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    GeckPhotographer Very Well-Known Member

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    Haha bit of a drive for me. I have my own spots that are ok for these species I was just curious is all.
     
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    snakes123 Very Well-Known Member

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    Well i dont know. Ill go with someone who knows where to look and see.
     
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    If i go herping near home, i would find 6-10 Thickies everytime i went out. Very common in the Goldfields(WA)
     
  19. Bluetongue1

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    That is a Heath Monitor (Varanus rosenbergi). Some nice animals there.

    Blue
     
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    snakes123 Very Well-Known Member

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    well I'll be waiting for you to come :)
     
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