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Discussion in 'Australian Snakes' started by Gruni, Dec 9, 2012.

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  1. Gruni

    Gruni Very Well-Known Member

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    I had a look through my folders and discovered that I had more wild herp pics than I realised and thought I'd throw them in here together. I know some of the species but not all but I'm happy to just post them and see how many can be identified by the experts in here... something I am far from being. :)

    Oh and for the copyright Nazi's, these are taken either by me or by my father when he is trapsing about as a grey nomad.

    Where possible I will try to give you the locales as best as I can.

    #1 Lemon Tree Flat near Ashford Nth NSW.
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    #2 The Gorge below Moogerah Dam, near Aratula.
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    #3 Pindari Dam near Ashford Nth NSW
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    #4 Pindari Dam
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    Some more...
    #5 Lemon Tree Flat.
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    #6 Porcupine Gorge NP near Hughenden Nth Qld, between Townsville and Mt Isa.
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    #7 Near Douglas Hot Springs NT, NW of Catherine (Sth of Hayes Creek)
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    Love the Varanus varius local.
     
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    Stuart Site Admin Staff Member

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    Fantastic photos mate, what an experience for the young ones
     
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    Some great photos Gruni
     
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    Do me a favour and add the common name as I'm a latin pleb... :lol:

    Oh and they are two different specimens but from within 40km of each other.
     
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    Lace monitor, but Varanus varius just sounds sexier ;).
     
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    I edited my last post but you had already posted... they are two different specimens but from within 40km of each other.
     
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    awesome find mate thanks for sharing!
    makes me look forward to herping to see some of these animals in the wild!
     
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    Some nice stuff there, that Black-headed python is hideous though! :)
     
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    Yaeh I thought that too, I would have brought it home and hidden it from the world so no other tourists would be forced to view such horror if I'd been with mum and dad when they found it. ;)

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    Bit disappointed I thought someone would have jumped in and given an ID for specimen one and four...
     
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    nice pics that second lacies a nice one , excuse my ignorance but whats that big mumma of a snake second from the bottom with the black head , i would say bhp but im a bit unsure for some reason the head doesn't look right and his really brown
     
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    It is a BHP, it just has a very dark body pattern and dorsal stripe. It was quite a large specimen from what dad tells me.
     
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    Great shots Gruni well done and thanks for sharing
     
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    Cheers Darlyn, as I said earlier, I'm a bit disappointed I thought someone would have jumped in and given an ID for specimen one and four...
     
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    The laying dragon is Diporophora sp and the gecko is Nebulifera robusta
     
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    Why am I not surprised that it would be you Scott to just come in and nail it.

    I didn't know the gecko was a Robust Gecko until someone else gave me an ID for it. The gorgeous little dragon is known locally as a Tommy Round Head but is also called a Two Lined Dragon apparently (Diporiphora Australis).
     
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    Some great shots there mate enjoyed looking through those.


    Kindest regards


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    I forgot to mention too... The Olive is a sad story, it was long enough to span most of both lanes of the highway when dad saw him. He'd not long managed to take the pic and was contemplating options when a scrag in a Landy barreled down on him and made no effort to slow down or anything. Dad could have chased her down and throttled her on the spot! :evil:
     
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    Some more stuff...

    Merten's Water Monitor N.T.Borroloola Gulf of Carpentaria.
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    Merten's Water MonitorW.A. Bungle Bungle Range.
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    Shingleback Lizard W.A.Morawa S.E.of Geraldton.
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    Robust Gecko, Pindari Dam, near Ashford Nth NSW.
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    Freshwater Crocodile W.A. Mary River 108 km W of halls Creek.
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    Estuarine Crocodile N.T. Victoria River 20 km N of Timber Creek.
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    Cunningham's skink QLD.Girraween N.P.
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    Eastern Water Skink Brisbane.
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    Common brown snake QLD.Lake Wivenhoe, this guy made his way straight through dads annexe while they were camping at the dam.
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    Ring-tailed Dragon W.A. Halls Creek (possibly).
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    Awesome pics Gruni, thanks for sharing !
     
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