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Reptile Thread
« on: September 04, 2016, 12:46:48 AM »
Uwe liked a few pics I posted last season of the local reptiles, so I thought I would start a thread for him . I'll add as they start to appear with the start of spring. All welcome, of course.
Today, our 4 metre Carpet Python reappeared. She is holes up behind a pot a a few feet from the backdoor soaking up the warmth from the concrete. My wife was less than impressed. The snake is still there as I type. I am hoping she will decrease our Bandicoot population tonight as they are tearing our lawn to pieces!







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Re: Reptile Thead
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2016, 05:37:00 PM »
Out and about in the sunshine this morning- coming under increasing domestic pressure to relocate this snake.




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Re: Reptile Thead
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2016, 11:35:42 AM »
 :mrgreen:

Wimmin can be heartless that way.
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Re: Reptile Thead
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2016, 11:56:47 AM »
My wife would probably phone me from a motel, instructing me that the snake would have to leave before she made any appearance on the premises. Really.
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Re: Reptile Thead
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2016, 06:25:33 AM »
So? Any news from the wife-serpent conflict? Keep us posted!!!

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Re: Reptile Thead
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2016, 07:58:31 AM »
That's a good lookin snake!

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Re: Reptile Thread
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2016, 09:55:19 AM »
Purdy little crawler, rodent control has never been more attractive.
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Re: Reptile Thread
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2016, 10:45:26 AM »
Embarrassingly, I must confess that I had to google Bandicoot.  :-[

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Re: Reptile Thread
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2016, 11:31:54 AM »
You're not alone! And I'm still not clear whether he means the marsupial



or the rodent




The python probably has the same views on the subject as in this joke here:

The little girl with pony tails and a slight lisp enters the pet shop proclaiming: "Sfffir, I'd like to buy a baby bunny!" The shop owner, immediately endeared, bows down: "Would you like a cute little brown one or a cute little white one, honey?"  The girl, thinking quickly: "I don't think my pythhhhon givvvesfff a shfffit!"

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Re: Reptile Thread
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2016, 12:39:52 PM »
Update.
Snake is still here. My wife has relented for the time being as the snake has moved a little further from her constant view. Snake has taken up residence in the pool area- suns herself out in the open for most of the day before retiring to a spot behind the pool pump last two evenings (am guessing for the warmth or as an ambush site or both)- must be still too cool for her to hunt at night, I guess.
Every few hours during the day, the resident birds find her and all gather round (at a safe distance) at screech at her. She seems unconcerned. The laying around in the open during the day seems a bit unusual- you usually don't see them quite so easily in the middle of the day. She appears not to have fed recently (no tell tale bulges) so perhaps she is desperate for a feed.
The Bandicoots I mentioned are indeed marsupials. The ones here are quite big- about the size of a hare. They make quite a mess of our back lawn when they visit. There are quite a lot of them here. They dig holes- not sure whether they are after roots or worms - some mornings up to a hundred holes in the lawn.
I also doubt whether the snake would make a distinction between a Bandicoot and a Rat on the basis of species- the only determinant would be whether she could get the individual concerned down her throat.

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Re: Reptile Thread
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2016, 01:13:27 PM »
Well, you could always give it a name and adopt it?!

It is highly commendable that your wife has not brought up the lingering subject of a new handbag with snakeskin pattern yet. That might create real conflicts of interest.
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Re: Reptile Thread
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2016, 01:28:58 PM »
Well, you could always give it a name and adopt it?!

It is highly commendable that your wife has not brought up the lingering subject of a new handbag with snakeskin pattern yet. That might create real conflicts of interest.

I think it has adopted us- pretty sure this one has been around for a few years.

I hope that doesn't come up. I would have to fall back to the "all Australian reptiles are protected" argument. My boots are Alligator but my son has a pair of snake skin ones.







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Re: Reptile Thread
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2016, 06:30:38 AM »
100 holes in the yard?!  It's time to go get some more snakes to help her out..




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Re: Reptile Thread
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2016, 12:24:23 PM »
Staring at the event horizon is a dirty job, but someone has to do it...

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Re: Reptile Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2016, 12:47:24 AM »
I know Uwe is after some more reptile photos.
This is the best I can do at present, apparently the story is true.
For those not familiar with Tiger Snakes they are usually listed in the top ten venomous snakes in the world (including sea snakes).



http://www.skynews.com.au/culture/offbeat/2016/12/19/tiger-snake-wraps-around-christmas-tree.html?ref=BP_LINKLIST_features-list_SKY_OFFBEAT_tiger-snake-wraps-around-christmas-tree_191216
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