General and Off Topic Pictures

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Re: General and Off Topic Pictures

Post by dlcat1 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:55 pm

Beautiful beautiful pictures :)

Southern Carpet Pythons are quite common in the SW and are often found in close proximity to human settlement where they can snack out on the abundance of rats and mice. There's not much that predates them and even then only then when they are small so they can appear pretty tame because they're not used to anything bothering them. It's worth noting though that they have a very strong feeding response so can appear very aggressive when food is around.

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Re: General and Off Topic Pictures

Post by robbage » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:32 pm

We had a snake expert at work a few weeks ago with all the snakes we might see in Perth. He had two large pythons and two small pythons which we got to hold, as well as the usual tiger snake, dugite, brown, gwardar and death adder. The pythons are pretty snakes. We had a Brown Snake at work today and no camera :-\
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Re: General and Off Topic Pictures

Post by Always RX » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:58 am

Was that Brian Bush?

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Re: General and Off Topic Pictures

Post by Helitak_670 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:49 pm

Brian Bush, you mean the snake man.... I remember him as A kid. Nice fellow.

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Re: General and Off Topic Pictures

Post by robbage » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:28 pm

Can't remember his name but nice fellow so probably was him. Almost trod on another Brown Snake today and saw a Kooka swoop down and pick up what might have been a small dugite.
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Re: General and Off Topic Pictures

Post by Always RX » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:47 pm

Agreed...a real top bloke. This is the guy I am referring to btw http://members.iinet.net.au/~bush/
His handling courses are excellent and I highly recommend them to those with staff working in environments where encounters with snakes may occur, or even just work groups looking for something different or interesting to do for a corporate 'team bonding' type day.

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Re: General and Off Topic Pictures

Post by robbage » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:13 am

That certainly looks like him in the photo.
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Re: General and Off Topic Pictures

Post by robbage » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:29 pm

At work today (Swanbourne). We believe it was either a Brown Snake or a small King Brown. Shortly after the pics it found a gap in the door to the shed and went in. We managed to open the door and coax it out without injury to either side. Too large to post direct here.

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Re: General and Off Topic Pictures

Post by written_ficton » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:24 pm

robbage wrote:At work today (Swanbourne). We believe it was either a Brown Snake or a small King Brown. Shortly after the pics it found a gap in the door to the shed and went in. We managed to open the door and coax it out without injury to either side. Too large to post direct here.
Not as big as mine!

Anyway, great shots. It always amaze's me how the seem to just glide over everything when they move.
I've closed the door!

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Re: General and Off Topic Pictures

Post by written_ficton » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:16 pm

If I had the choice, I would have chosen the Trees... Had to laugh though, Swan Trust have got some guts!

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Re: General and Off Topic Pictures

Post by dlcat1 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:22 am

Back in 2007 or late 06 trees where illegally cleared along the dunes up near the Gold Coast. The local council turned around and erected a 5m tall shade cloth fence along the dune as a 'disincentive' to anyone else who might be thinking of chopping trees down. It might not have caught the choppers but it definitely got the local's attention.

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Re: General and Off Topic Pictures

Post by written_ficton » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:27 pm

Took this the other day, I was absolutely gobsmacked at the sizes of the clouds!

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Re: General and Off Topic Pictures

Post by written_ficton » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:31 pm

Anyone see the sun rise this morning?

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Re: General and Off Topic Pictures

Post by written_ficton » Fri May 13, 2011 7:20 pm

How can you drive on a roundabout! BTW - I was no where near the location the GPS said I was!

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Re: General and Off Topic Pictures

Post by singkenten » Sat May 14, 2011 7:09 pm

Your GPS must be made by the same people that make WAPOL's AVL units...

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