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Old 04-30-2009, 04:44 PM   #46
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What the furk is that one?
It's a KTM
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:42 PM   #47
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We get little ones all over the place here--mostly black rat snakes, and the occasional copperhead. Spent one summer in perpetual battle with a black rat snake whose favorite place to molt/eat/seek protection was under the seat of my first bike, a Yamaha Seca. I'd go out to the garage, wap the seat a couple times to make sure he wasn't in there, see him across the garage, grab a broom to start brushing him outside, he'd make a beeline for the bike, I'd keep brooming him to the door, he'd do his whole rear up peeved off thing, we repeated this process roughly weekly...

Then my cat became an indoor/outdoor cat, and we don't see nearly so many snakes in/near our house anymore .

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Hi Leigh
Had a chuckle..its a battle sometimes...same thing happens here except the pythons warpline for my ute parked outside the garage.. it can be a PITA at 5am trying to head off to work and you know he is snug under the bonnet ...I leave my local fellas alone usually and refrain from handling them but I don't wanna fry him so there is nothing stopping me donning the bike gloves and giving a toss...and the neighbours chook pen...cracks me up with the amount of reptile flying that happens there weekly.

Those black rat snakes can choke down some big things ey.. your Moggys telepathy must be overpowering and a good guardian for your house. Unfortunately Moggys here in the Australian bush are feral and stuffing things up so we have better use for them as guardians of craypot baits

Anywhooo...its good to know that Pussys are dominating Snakes on the homefront and in the garage..


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Old 04-30-2009, 06:56 PM   #48
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From my spearfishing days....anchored of somewhere off Cape Melville, FNQ..... a Queensland Rock Python I think....very docile ...and yes he was safely returned to his rock.

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Old 05-01-2009, 12:50 AM   #49
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We were down in Bendethera valley last weekend, and Fishbulb noticed that there was a snake IN THE BOTTOM of the pit toilet!! (the furtherest one in the valley). I had already used the toilet twice, and he had used it once before noticing it!! Freaky as. I WILL NEVER be using that dunny again!!

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id forgotten bout that....


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Old 05-01-2009, 06:56 AM   #50
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:04 AM   #51
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Now if i remember correctley the pay back system in PNG back then was $10 kina for a chook $50 for a dog, $100 for a piglet, $500 for a sow, and next plane out if you got a local, before they got you
Ah yes my wantok, but only if you let the buggers bluff you...........and being the local kiap did have its advantages.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:53 AM   #52
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  1. QLD. Heading west, just before Georgetown. Gravel road. Yellow. 100-120 cm. Small head. From pictures I've seen online it looked more like a Taipan than a treesnake. (pic below)
  2. WA. Coming back from Cape Leveque down to Broome and this dead snake was lying in the middle of the road (pic below). Brown or Taipan ?
  3. WA. Heading south-east, halway between Perth and Albany on the "The Snake Trail" (walking trail from Perth to Esperance ?) Crossing the trail infront of me. All black. About 80cm. Small head. Black snake ?
  4. SA. Grampians (Mt. Mitchell). Coming down from the top on narrow asphalt and it crossed in front of me. Heavy on the brakes and ran back to get film of it, but managed to hit the button when I grabbed the camera.I filmed the ground running up the road and just as the tail of the snake gets in frame I hit the button to start recording and instead stopped the recording.... doh :lol
    Copper/ bronze. 80-100 cm. Small head. Copperhead ?
  5. VIC. Snowy ranges/ Alpine nat park. Headed west/northwest. Gravelroad. Lefthand corner with 30-50 cm deep ditch. Inside corner my left foot ran straight over (never touched) a snake. 80cm. Black with red underside. I told someone about this red bellied, black snake I'd seen and wondered if he knew what it was called. He laughed and told med it was indeed called a red-bellied-black-snake

Pic from idilium.com. This is what he snake in QLD looked like, but just a bit more yellow/ lighter in color.


Dead snake. Cape Leveque.
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:33 AM   #53
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:46 AM   #54
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Re: Snake Pliskin

You humorous bastard, you!


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Old 05-02-2009, 03:31 PM   #55
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Thumpy et al,

This thread is making me really want an excuse to get to Australia!

As for the cat and snakes, I actually don't think she's messing with the snakes (even if ours up here are much, MUCH smaller than what you get, they're still a tad large for her to take on). Rather, I think she's killing enough mice and such to severely impact their food supply!
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:57 PM   #56
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:34 AM   #57
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Lizards

Someone wanna have a go at these ones for me ?


QLD - between Townsville and Georgetown
I asked a girl at the libraby in Georgetown what they were and she was pretty sure they were "skinks"....
I figure they must have a nother real name





Hmm.....tourists....



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WA - Broome
They called this one Tah-tah-lizard cause it "waved" its front leg. (Might've been "Ta-da"..... ?)



Saw quite a few goannas or monitors. Biggest was about 2-2,5 meters (in the pic below), smallest was 50cm

QLD - Carnarvon national park - living phat off of tourist's waste I reckon



SA - Grampians national park



WA - Kalbarri. Pretty sure this is a "stubby tail"



WA - Between Boddington and Albany

Don't know if this is called a Blue Tongue or a Stubby tail lizard ?

Hmm.....tourists....



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Old 05-03-2009, 02:27 AM   #58
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Last one we call 'sleepy lizard' in SA. Carried one in my back pack for about 40kms and put in a mates helmet when we stopped for fuel. Well, we all thought it was funny.
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Old 05-03-2009, 02:32 AM   #59
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Last one we call 'sleepy lizard' in SA. Carried one in my back pack for about 40kms and put in a mates helmet when we stopped for fuel. Well, we all thought it was funny.
Hope it wasn't hurt
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Old 05-03-2009, 02:34 AM   #60
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first ones a gecko ay,second one is a bearded dragon,fifth one is a jimmy lizard??
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