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richoman_3

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Spent the Cup weekend at Little Desert and Big Desert with micah, steve, simon and alot of other really cool people !
It was my first time up to the mallee so i was really damn excited !

the first day kicked off well !

the skinks were common, but proved to be fast !


Obscure Skink (Morethia obscura) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr

Ragged Snake-Eyed Skink (Cryptoblepharus pannosus) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


a nice little mitchells short tailed snake !!


Mitchell's Short-Tailed Snake (Parasuta nigriceps) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr

Mitchell's Short-Tailed Snake (Parasuta nigriceps) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


Shinglebacks were a VERY common sight !, it was really cool seeing them in pairs and moving around together !


Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


Only saw a couple of beardies, this was a nice eastern !


Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr

Eastern Bearded Dragon (Pogona barbata) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr



The next day we moved onto Big desert where the real awesomeness started !

my fave skink !!!

desert skink (with a neck injury)


Desert Skink (Liopholis inornata) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


Desert Skink (Liopholis inornata) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


Nobbi dragon

nice smile

Nobbi dragon (Diporiphora nobbi) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr

Nobbi Dragon (Diporiphora nobbi) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


Norris dragon - only saw the one, these are cool guys!


Norris's Dragon (Amphibolurus norrisi) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


Painted dragons were a very common sight along the roads, damn they are awesome lizards !


Painted Dragon (Ctenophorus pictus) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr

Painted Dragon (Ctenophorus pictus) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


Mallee dragons were extremely quick !!


Mallee Dragon (Ctenophorus fordi) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


Saw a couple of really nice burtons!


Burton's Legless Lizard ( Lialis burtonis) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr

Burton's Legless Lizard (Lialis burtonis) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr

Burton's Legless Lizard (Lialis burtonis) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


A few of these Southern spinys were found


Southern Spiny-Tailed Gecko (Strophurus intermedius) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr

Southern Spiny-Tailed Gecko (Strophurus intermedius) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr

A stinky greys skink


Grey's Skink (Menetia greyii) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


A cool looking banjo frog that was found on a rainy night


Eastern Banjo Frog (Banjo Frog (Limnodynastes dumerilii) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr

Eastern Banjo Frog (Banjo Frog (Limnodynastes dumerilii) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


The rain also turned out some blind snakes !!!


Prong-Snouted Blind Snake (Ramphotyphlops bituberculatus) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


Dark-Spined Blind Snake (Ramphotyphlops bicolor) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr

Dark-Spined Blind Snake (Ramphotyphlops bicolor) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


Some night walks turned out with some wicked looking geckos

Beaded Gecko


Beaded Gecko (Lucasium damaeum) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr

Beaded Gecko (Lucasium damaeum) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr

Beaded Gecko (Lucasium damaeum) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


A nice Wood gecko


Wood Gecko (Diplodactylus vittatus) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr

Wood Gecko (Diplodactylus vittatus) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


And the highlight of the trip

BARDICK !!!!!


Bardick (Echiopsis curta) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr

Bardick (Echiopsis curta) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr



i had heaps of fun as you can see !!!
enjoy !!
 

ssssnakeman

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Wow Nick, you gotta be happy with that..and a bardick to.
Excellent pic of the Burtons to.
How good is Cookie at spotting herps?
 

Jonno from ERD

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Nice work mate. I spent a lot of time in that area in 2004 and 2005. I was there with Mike Swan and Damian Goodall in '05 and we saw over 100 L.dameum in a night, often with multiple individuals in the headlights at any one time. I miss it!
 

richoman_3

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Nice work mate. I spent a lot of time in that area in 2004 and 2005. I was there with Mike Swan and Damian Goodall in '05 and we saw over 100 L.dameum in a night, often with multiple individuals in the headlights at any one time. I miss it!
wow thats pretty cool !
they are a really cool gecko!
 

jordanmulder

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Jealous of that bardick!!! They are truly an awesome species! I also like the C. pictus shots and what a stunning burtons!!!

I think you did better than me and stephen! although we found Philoria pughi :p
 

vicherps

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Jealous of that bardick!!! They are truly an awesome species! I also like the C. pictus shots and what a stunning burtons!!!

I think you did better than me and stephen! although we found Philoria pughi :p
The credit goes to Steve Cook although Nick did see another Burton's that got away I also found some cool stuff on the trip.
 
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richoman_3

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Jealous of that bardick!!! They are truly an awesome species! I also like the C. pictus shots and what a stunning burtons!!!

I think you did better than me and stephen! although we found Philoria pughi :p

pfffft a frog :p !

haha, looking forward to seeing your shots of it :) !
 

Xeaal

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These shots are great!!! I have a holiday house not far from Little Desert and until I sell it, I think you just gave me a great reason to go spend some time up there!!!
 
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