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Old 05-16-2009, 07:21 AM   #76
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Just a snippet...Local newspaper 2007.

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Old 05-17-2009, 01:00 AM   #77
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This is turnin into Nat Geo :)

This little man was in amongst the rocks today, i was digging up roots of a non native ginger gone berko... unsure if trapdoor, mouse or southern funnelweb spider?
Anyone know?




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Old 05-17-2009, 01:03 AM   #78
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Thatz a rock spider...
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Old 05-17-2009, 02:08 AM   #79
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Old 05-17-2009, 02:21 AM   #80
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Louisiana snake...



Since spiders are also on the agenda... My Wee & spider in New Mexico circa 2006



The same stretch of road & a Katoom in 2008

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Old 05-17-2009, 02:52 AM   #81
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spider: looks like a funnel-web but... them buggers attack like pitbulls and that one seems to be placid.. may have been a bit cool so he slowed down

western trapdoor is a sub species of funnel web and is a light tan sorta colour and much more streamlined than most funnelwebs. western trapdoor doesn't go far from hole, is very shy. not fullon agressive as a regular trapdoor

so it's probably a mouse spider. but don't touch the bugger using my info as a reference.
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:24 AM   #82
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Ok Folks

Hope you have digested dinner

Thanks to a mate in WA, these photo's were taken in the far northern Pilbara region of WA.

I assumed that the goanna was cleaned up by a vehicle on the road and the python happen to come along, I don't think the python would be able to take on a large live gonana, but I may be wrong.

BTW it took 5 hours for the snake to digest its dinner, and the thoughtfull people put up accident warning signs so that it wasn't run over by passing traffic

Enjoy!






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Old 05-17-2009, 03:33 AM   #83
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:39 AM   #84
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I'm thinking one hell of a stomack ache after that meal ..... not sure the usual hour on the sofa will cure it
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:57 AM   #85
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spider: looks like a funnel-web but... them buggers attack like pitbulls and that one seems to be placid.. may have been a bit cool so he slowed down

western trapdoor is a sub species of funnel web and is a light tan sorta colour and much more streamlined than most funnelwebs. western trapdoor doesn't go far from hole, is very shy. not fullon agressive as a regular trapdoor

so it's probably a mouse spider. but don't touch the bugger using my info as a reference.
Thanks mate...i think he is a SHE after doing my homework and best bet it is a funnelweb as theres alot here with the tell tale webs under birdsnest ferns...just never saw them come out nor be sticking my melon closer for inspection.
She did actually rear up on her back legs and went agro when i got her locked onto a stick and flung her into the creek for a whitewater raft ride. Didn't want to trod on her whilst planting the matt rush in amongst the rocks.
The mouse spiders have smaller bodies/tails so than the head area so that rules them out.
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:08 AM   #86
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Then my cat became an indoor/outdoor cat, and we don't see nearly so many snakes in/near our house anymore .

/good kitty.
Ha! Scared off by a cat?

This pic (captioned "Smokie swings") is a classic! A very useful snake.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:46 AM   #87
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A very useful snake.
I'll say...! It's cleaned up a mop, a dustpan and brush and a feather duster... as well as a "moggy"... all in the one week!
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:48 AM   #88
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I'll say...! It's cleaned up a mop, a dustpan and brush and a feather duster... as well as a "moggy"... all in the one week!


All I can say is that cat must have been a heavy sleeper ....
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