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Herping from Victoria, Australia .. -big post-

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by richoman3, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. richoman3

    richoman3 Arachnosquire

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    just some herping from the past couple of years from around Melbourne and more north in victoria...

    hope you enjoy the pics :)


    this guy was an amazing coloured copperhead! (sorry for the noob pics lol!)

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    Lowland Copperhead (Austrelaps superbus) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Lowland Copperhead (Austrelaps superbus) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Jacky dragons are quite a common sight in Melbourne, very well hidden most of the time!

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    Baby Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr

    about to lay eggs..
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    Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr

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    Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Growling grass frogs are spectacular frogs! though they are declining from loss of habitat

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    Growling Grass Frog (Litoria raniformis) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Growling Grass Frog (Litoria raniformis) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Growling Grass Frog (Litoria raniformis) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Tiger snakes

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    baby Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Whites skink - in certain areas these guys are everywhere jumping along the rocks!

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    White's Skink (Liopholis whitii) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Whites Skink (Liopholis whitii) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Whites Skink (Liopholis whitii) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Marbled geckos - meh, too many of them!

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    Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Marbled Gecko (Christinus marmoratus) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    ive only seen lesueurs tree frogs at one creek near melbourne, in spring the males are a spectacular yellow colour!

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    Lesueur's Tree Frog (Litoria lesueuri) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    common froglets, these are found EVERYWHERE, and vary in colour alot

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    Common Froglet (Crinia signifera) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Common Froglet (Crinia signifera) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Common Froglet (Crinia signifera) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Black Rock skinks ... these guys are hard to get pics of!, they just slide under large boulders when you get too close

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    Black Rock Skink (Egernia saxatilis) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Blue tongue,

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    Eastern Blue Tongue (Tiliqua scincoides) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Eastern Blue Tongue (Tiliqua scincoides) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Brown tree frog, another frog that varies alot in colour

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    Brown Tree Frog (Litoria ewingi) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Brown Tree Frog (Litoria ewingi by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Litoria paraewingii / ewingii by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Southern toadlet - a little interesting frog that is also declining

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    Southern Toadlet (Pseudophryne semimarmorata) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Southern Toadlet (Pseudophryne semimarmorata) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Brown snakes - love these crazy snakes!

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    Eastern Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Eastern Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Juvenile Eastern Brown Snakes (Pseudonaja textilis) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Little whip snakes, shy but cool snakes

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    Little Whip Snake (Parasuta flagellum) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Little Whip Snake (Parasuta flagellum) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Plains froglet - very similiar to the common froglet

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    Plains Froglet (Crinia parinsignifera) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Plains Froglet (Crinia parasignifera) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Banjo frogs

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


    Spotted marsh frog

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    Spotted Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Spotted Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Robust striped skink

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    Robust Striped Skink (Ctenotus robustus) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Eastern Three lined skink

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    Eastern Three Lined Skink (Acritoscincus duperreyi) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Thick tailed geckos ! = awesome and cute geckos

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    Thick Tailed Gecko (Underwoodisaurus milii) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Thick Tailed Gecko (Underwoodisaurus milii) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Tree skinks

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    Tree Skink (Egernia striolata) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Tree Skink (Egernia striolata) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Boulengers skink

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    Boulenger's Skink (Morethia boulengeri) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    tree toed skink

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    Eastern Three Toed Earless Skink (Hemiergis talbingoensis) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    bougainvilles skink - little slidy fellas

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    Bougainville's Skink (Lerista bougainvilli) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    swamp skinks!. awesome skinks, unfortunately on the decline also due to habitat destruction

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    Swamp Skink (Lissolepis coventryi) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Swamp Skink (Lissolepis coventryi) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Swamp Skink (Lissolepis coventryi) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Pink tailed worm lizard - a very secretive little guy

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    Pink Tailed Worm Lizard (Aprasia parapulchella) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Pink Tailed Worm Lizard (Aprasia parapulchella) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
     
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  2. richoman3

    richoman3 Arachnosquire

    and some more...

    Southern rainbow skink, bad pic of a nicely coloured skink

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    male Southern Rainbow Skink (Carlia tetradactyla) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Perons tree frog

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    Perons Tree Frog (Litoria peronii) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Perons Tree Frog (Litoria peronii) in amplexus by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Eastern spotted skink

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    Eastern Spotted Skink (Ctenotus orientalis) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Eastern Spotted Skink (Ctenotus orientalis) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Weasel skink

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    Weasel Skink (Saproscincus mustelinus) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr

    Obscure skink

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    Obscure Skink (Morethia obscura) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    snake eyed skink

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


    Mitchells short tailed snake

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


    Shingleback - very cool lizards

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    Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Eastern Bearded dragon

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


    Desert skink! - crappy pics of an amazing skink

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    Desert Skink (Liopholis inornata) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Desert Skink (Liopholis inornata) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    nobbi dragon

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    Nobbi dragon (Diporiphora nobbi) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Nobbi Dragon (Diporiphora nobbi) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Norrisi dragon

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


    Mallee dragon - very fast guys

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    Mallee Dragon (Ctenophorus fordi) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Burtons legless lizard

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


    Painted dragons - colourful little guys that run along the sand dunes like the mallee dragons

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    Painted Dragon (Ctenophorus pictus) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Painted Dragon (Ctenophorus pictus) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Bardick - awesome little secretive snake

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    Bardick (Echiopsis curta) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Bardick (Echiopsis curta) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Southern spiny tailed gecko - amazing little geckos that hang around spinifex

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


    Prong snouted blind snake

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


    Dark spined blind snake

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


    Beaded gecko - nice coloured gecko that hung around the sand dunes at night

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    Beaded Gecko (Lucasium damaeum) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Beaded Gecko (Lucasium damaeum) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Wood gecko

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    Wood Gecko (Diplodactylus vittatus) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Wood Gecko (Diplodactylus vittatus) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr


    Striped legless lizard = another lizard declining from habitat loss

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    Striped Legless Lizard (Delma impar) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr
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    Striped Legless Lizard (Delma impar) by Richoman_herps, on Flickr



    hope you enjoyed some of Australia's most plainest herps!
     
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  3. catfishrod69

    catfishrod69 Arachnoemperor

    Amazing pictures of alot of awesome critters. Be happy you live in a place with such diverse....everything. Thanks for sharing!
     
  4. Fantastic!! More please!
     
  5. tarcan

    tarcan Arachnoking Old Timer

    excellent series of pictures... want to see bugs now!
     
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  6. Shrike

    Shrike Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I'm jealous! Great pictures.
     
  7. Very nice pictures I would also be interested in seeing the insects you have there too!
     
  8. Storm76

    Storm76 Arachnoemperor

    Great pictures! I vote for more please ;)
     
  9. Philth

    Philth N.Y.H.C. Arachnosupporter

    Incredible picture series ! Thanks for sharing.

    Later, Tom
     
  10. RockinOutAmber

    RockinOutAmber Arachnosquire

    These are amazing pictures! I would love to see more!
     
  11. zonbonzovi

    zonbonzovi Creeping beneath you Staff Member

    Nick, I really enjoyed seeing the Eastern blue tongue and all the variety of legless lizards! Almost as cool as your centipede shots;)
     
  12. josh_r

    josh_r Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Nick, you're crazy! your pics are always good! I always enjoy them. :)
     
  13. I truly enjoy browsing your photos! Thank you for sharing! :D
     
  14. Petross

    Petross Arachnosquire Arachnosupporter

    Australia is beautiful land.

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    thanks for sharing
     
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