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by Mattsnake
February 14th, 2017, 4:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes In Situ, Partially Hiding - Request for Images
Replies: 28
Views: 11573

Re: Snakes In Situ, Partially Hiding - Request for Images

There were actually 5 Reticulated Pythons in this one tree all hiding amongst the branches. This one was the most obvious. https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7449/27349740865_d25643ec03_c.jpg Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus) in situ by Matt Summerville , on Flickr Juvenile Trimeresurus albol...
by Mattsnake
September 6th, 2016, 3:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Inland Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 6741

Re: Inland Australia

Good stuff! It's my favourite part of the country to herp. It rained the last time I was at Uluru as well, and those flying ants that come out make it absolute hell to herp of a night! Devis go all the way up into the blacksoil that is just south of Normanton. You get a few species there that you do...
by Mattsnake
June 20th, 2016, 7:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post photos of wild herps feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 33996

Re: Post photos of wild herps feeding

Naja Bungarus wrote:
Mattsnake wrote:King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) and a Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus) in Thailand

Kaeng Krachan? :)
Sure was!
by Mattsnake
June 18th, 2016, 12:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post photos of wild herps feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 33996

Re: Post photos of wild herps feeding

King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) and a Reticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus) in Thailand

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by Mattsnake
February 18th, 2016, 1:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 8, Southern Eyre Peninsula
Replies: 21
Views: 12812

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 8, Southern Eyre Peninsula

Thanks John, the reason I wanted to see another pic is because I thought it wasn't a Pseudonaja, but couldn't tell exactly what it was. Like ingrami has said above, it's a Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus) - more heavily bodied, larger scales, different head shape, and the broad flattening of the neck...
by Mattsnake
January 30th, 2016, 11:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 8, Southern Eyre Peninsula
Replies: 21
Views: 12812

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 8, Southern Eyre Peninsula

Great post! An area of Australia that I still haven't been to. Do you have anymore pictures of that P. inframacula?
by Mattsnake
January 18th, 2016, 2:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Queensland over Xmas...2014 - The Reptiles - the final post
Replies: 5
Views: 2426

Re: Queensland over Xmas...2014 - The Reptiles - the final p

Nice post! Water Pythons are always a good find around the area. Your Rough-scaled Snake is actually a harmless Keelback (Tropidonophis mairii). The two species are often confused with each other.
by Mattsnake
December 18th, 2015, 11:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Peninsula Malaysia post
Replies: 13
Views: 9858

Re: Another Peninsula Malaysia post

Thanks everyone, and thank you for the frog ID's and the ID of the tortoise! What a fantastic post! It's hard to imagine seeing so many cool animals and sights in only 1 week of a trip that you essentially winged. When you say kraits and vipers were most common - how common are you talking? Awesome ...
by Mattsnake
December 15th, 2015, 11:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 3, West MacDonnell Ranges
Replies: 6
Views: 6405

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 3, West MacDonnell Ranges

Thanks Matt! What time of year have you found to be most snakey for this area? Would you also have expected more lizards, in early/mid October? John October has actually been the best month for me there for both snakes and lizards. I've been in late December before too when it was ridiculously hot ...
by Mattsnake
December 15th, 2015, 3:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Peninsula Malaysia post
Replies: 13
Views: 9858

Another Peninsula Malaysia post

In October of this year I finally ventured outside of Australia for a herping trip, and having never been out of Australia before I wasn't really sure what to expect. So myself and two mates decided to head to Malaysia for a week and just wing it as we went, and see what critters we could turn up. E...
by Mattsnake
December 13th, 2015, 4:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 3, West MacDonnell Ranges
Replies: 6
Views: 6405

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 3, West MacDonnell Ranges

Great post! I'm surprised that you saw such a small amount of snakes for that area - it's always been one of the best spots in the country snake-wise for me. However I've herped all over Australia many times and seen 100+ roadkill Thorny Devils, but still never a live one. So I'm very jealous of tha...
by Mattsnake
October 8th, 2015, 2:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aussie elapids
Replies: 11
Views: 8151

Re: Aussie elapids

Thanks everyone. You have some amazing pictures of snakes that I would love to see. Do you have an assistant keeping you safe during the shoots? I often herp alone, so no, there usually isn't anyone helping me out with photos. When you're around large elapids fairly often you learn how to handle the...
by Mattsnake
October 8th, 2015, 12:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip To Australia, Part 2: Cairns
Replies: 7
Views: 3284

Re: Trip To Australia, Part 2: Cairns

Great post. Was cool to see pictures of a place I take for granted because of living there... I forget how nice Cairns actually is! If you're ever back in the area let me know, and I'll tell you plenty of places to see tree frogs haha.
A lot of the locals hate the bats, unfortunately.
by Mattsnake
September 24th, 2015, 2:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aussie elapids
Replies: 11
Views: 8151

Aussie elapids

Haven't posted on here much, so thought I'd just throw up a random selection of a few elapids that I've come across whilst out and about over the last couple of years. Coastal Taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus) from Lockhart River, Queensland https://farm1.staticflickr.com/357/18946786922_f45ae77157_b.j...
by Mattsnake
September 14th, 2015, 5:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post photos of wild herps feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 33996

Re: Post photos of wild herps feeding

Marbled Velvet Gecko (Oedura marmorata) with a Desert Cave Gecko (Heteronotia spelea)

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Carlia sp. tackling a cricket

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by Mattsnake
July 15th, 2015, 12:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cape York, Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 6005

Re: Cape York, Australia

Awesome Matt. So jealous of everything you found and I'm surprised to see you took photos of birds. Thanks mate. I've been trying to get into birds to try and get me through the winters, I just need a decent lens to photograph them, and I'm pretty useless at identifying them too. Eclectus and Palm ...
by Mattsnake
July 15th, 2015, 12:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cape York, Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 6005

Re: Cape York, Australia

Thank you very much everyone.
TravisK wrote:That is amazing! Does this occur in any other Gecko species?
I honestly don't know if it occurs in any other gecko species. I definitely haven't seen it in any other species in Australia!
by Mattsnake
June 27th, 2015, 1:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cape York, Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 6005

Cape York, Australia

A couple of weeks ago I did a quick 4 day trip up north to try and escape the winter cold and find a few critters whilst I was at it. The destination was Iron Range National Park which is a well known spot for wildlife nuts and especially bird watchers due to the area having a fair few endemic speci...
by Mattsnake
May 2nd, 2015, 4:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Far-north Queensland, Australia
Replies: 13
Views: 6230

Re: Far-north Queensland, Australia

The shot of the python in the water is fantastic (the photography overall was amazing), was it in situ? Yep, it was in situ, I just got lucky and managed to get one shot before it dove into the rocks on the opposite side. Are tree kangaroos hard to observe? They aren't easy to find initially, but o...
by Mattsnake
April 30th, 2015, 3:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Far-north Queensland, Australia
Replies: 13
Views: 6230

Far-north Queensland, Australia

Haven't posted on here in ages, so thought I would throw up a few recent pictures from far-north Queensland. We have had a very pathetic wet season this year, so herping has been fairly average this season unfortunately. But there's still been a few bits and pieces getting around. Macleay's Water Sn...
by Mattsnake
January 29th, 2014, 5:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: North Queensland herping
Replies: 7
Views: 2808

Re: North Queensland herping

Thanks everyone. Thought I may as well throw a couple of pictures of this guy up as well, purely because taipans are awesome.. Coastal Taipan Oxyuranus scutellatus http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/35/2hpj.jpg http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/12/ew06.jpg http://imagizer.imagesha...
by Mattsnake
January 12th, 2014, 5:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: North Queensland herping
Replies: 7
Views: 2808

North Queensland herping

Just a couple of months ago I made the move from South-east Queensland to Far-north Queensland for work. This opened up a whole new avenue of herping for me which I was pretty excited about! I haven't been able to get out a great deal or venture too far yet, but I thought I'd put up a few photos of ...
by Mattsnake
July 21st, 2013, 8:09 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Aussie elapids
Replies: 24
Views: 10709

Re: Aussie elapids

I was curious, and understand how conventional private herpetoculture scenario would be on many levels not acceptable, but the zoo model might be worth the effort. Rod and latch closable compartments double as shelter hides or feeding containment. The service separation principle is used with high ...
by Mattsnake
July 21st, 2013, 6:03 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Aussie elapids
Replies: 24
Views: 10709

Re: Aussie elapids

I have noticed very undramatic tone per discussion of captive venomous snakes, with keepers from Australia. It is jaunty and at times very refreshing. Mattsnake do you keep any of your animals in any other kind of vivaria? Or all in drawers? At the moment I keep all of my snakes in drawers (I also ...
by Mattsnake
July 21st, 2013, 5:27 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Aussie elapids
Replies: 24
Views: 10709

Re: Aussie elapids

Even though we have a large number of highly venomous snakes here, snake bite death in Australia is very rare - maybe 1 or 2 deaths a year which are usually caused by people trying to kill Pseudonaja textilis . As far as I know nobody in Australia has been killed by a captive venomous snake. We also...
by Mattsnake
July 20th, 2013, 7:38 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Aussie elapids
Replies: 24
Views: 10709

Re: Aussie elapids

... geebus, what an amazing post ... where have you been (forumwise) for the last decade, i dont think ive ever seen a post remotely like this one. Im going to have to spool this thread off as a pdf & retain it. Interesting that Au allows it, as i thought they were the ultimate prohibitionists. Tha...
by Mattsnake
July 20th, 2013, 12:22 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Aussie elapids
Replies: 24
Views: 10709

Re: Aussie elapids

Impressive collection of species we rarely see over here. My favorite the red belly black snake, superficially like our eastern indigos. Can you offer an opinion on the toxicity and likely consequences of a P. porphriacus bite? There are no confirmed deaths caused by red-bellies in Australia, but t...
by Mattsnake
July 19th, 2013, 6:37 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Aussie elapids
Replies: 24
Views: 10709

Aussie elapids

Pictures of a few of my elapids. Cheers. Northern Death Adder Acanthophis praelongus http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/2817/k8q0.jpg Colletts Black Snakes Pseudechis colletti http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/9335/or1g.jpg Spotted Black Snakes Pseudechis guttatus http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/9155/...
by Mattsnake
July 19th, 2013, 1:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sydney in winter
Replies: 2
Views: 1617

Sydney in winter

Recently I went on a quick winter trip to Sydney, a place that's bloody cold in the winter! Definitely not the best time to go chasing reptiles, but it was a good time to go chasing the species that I was after due to them being more exposed looking for any warmth they can get. The aim was to find a...
by Mattsnake
May 18th, 2013, 9:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Pilbara, Western Australia
Replies: 21
Views: 6589

Re: The Pilbara, Western Australia

Fantastic post. I feel like I want to go back through it slower just to take a long look at everything again. Were the majority of these herps found road-cruising, or with other techniques? And day or night? Thanks mate! I'd say about 50% of the snakes were found road cruising, mostly at night. The...
by Mattsnake
May 17th, 2013, 8:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Pilbara, Western Australia
Replies: 21
Views: 6589

Re: The Pilbara, Western Australia

Amazing post...not much else to say, but, the addition of the Perentie and Mertens really top it off nicely. How easy/difficult is it to approach the monitors? I know the Perentie is very alert and quick to flee. With the really big monitors you can get reasonably close to them without them fleeing...
by Mattsnake
May 17th, 2013, 8:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Pilbara, Western Australia
Replies: 21
Views: 6589

Re: The Pilbara, Western Australia

Rothdigga wrote:Oh yeah...how long of a trip was this? Is this over 1-2 weeks or more like 1 month? You certainly saw a ton of stuff.
We spend a week in the Pilbara, but the drive over there took a bit over a week and the drive home was the same.
by Mattsnake
May 15th, 2013, 6:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Pilbara, Western Australia
Replies: 21
Views: 6589

Re: The Pilbara, Western Australia

Absolutely Awesome! I can never get tired of these amazing Australia posts and the great photography along with em. I absolutely love the variations of geckos and the pythons are unreal. One question that always gets me is the size of the pythons. Some I can tell seem like hatchlings and others see...
by Mattsnake
May 15th, 2013, 6:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Pilbara, Western Australia
Replies: 21
Views: 6589

Re: The Pilbara, Western Australia

Thanks guy! Appreciate it. As requested here's a few photos from the trip over and back home... Sand Monitor Varanus gouldii http://imageshack.us/a/img5/9586/dsc0002za.jpg Blacksoil Whip Snake Demansia rimicola http://imageshack.us/a/img827/4084/dsc0008ff.jpg Pygmy Mulga Monitor Varanus gilleni http...
by Mattsnake
May 14th, 2013, 11:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Pilbara, Western Australia
Replies: 21
Views: 6589

The Pilbara, Western Australia

Recently I had a bit of time off work so decided to go for a herp trip in an area I'd never been before and try and get some photos of species that I hadn't yet seen. The Pilbara in Western Australia was the destination. We drove from the east coast of Queensland to the West coast of Western Austral...
by Mattsnake
March 14th, 2013, 6:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Too hot for snakes.. Western QLD Summer
Replies: 11
Views: 4709

Re: Too hot for snakes.. Western QLD Summer

Thanks everyone! Oh and an additional question, how did you go about catching those freshwater crocs? I have caught both american crocs and caimans before, I was able to do it by hand but only because they were in a trench and didn't have a whole lot of escape options so I was able to sneak up and g...
by Mattsnake
March 12th, 2013, 10:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Too hot for snakes.. Western QLD Summer
Replies: 11
Views: 4709

Too hot for snakes.. Western QLD Summer

Between Christmas and New Years myself and a mate decided that we would drive from Brisbane to Birdsville (in far western Queensland) and back just because we were bored and needed a good snake fix. On boxing day we left and drove a bit further west than Windorah (about 1300km from home), the plan w...
by Mattsnake
February 14th, 2013, 10:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cape York Peninsula: Jardine River to Townsville (Australia)
Replies: 12
Views: 4260

Re: Cape York Peninsula: Jardine River to Townsville (Austra

The taipan makes my heart hurt :(
by Mattsnake
January 28th, 2013, 12:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everybody loves brown snakes, right?
Replies: 15
Views: 2458

Re: Everybody loves brown snakes, right?

StephenZozaya wrote:Awesome post, Matt. I don't think I've seen a textilis since last xmas. /sadface


Stephen
That sounds like a good excuse to come down and do a brigalow herp!!
by Mattsnake
January 27th, 2013, 11:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everybody loves brown snakes, right?
Replies: 15
Views: 2458

Re: Everybody loves brown snakes, right?

Great series of shots Matt, really showcasing the diversity of colour within this species. Are they from all over the place or from particular region? Those bright orange ones remind me of the front cover off one of Worrells Dangerous Snakes of Australia. Thanks. They are all from the general south...
by Mattsnake
January 27th, 2013, 5:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everybody loves brown snakes, right?
Replies: 15
Views: 2458

Everybody loves brown snakes, right?

Thought I'd throw up a few photos of some of the Eastern Brown Snakes ( Pseudonaja textilis ) that I've come across in the last year or so. Some of the pics have probably been seen before, but oh well. I really wish I'd put in the effort to photograph a lot more of them. http://img13.imageshack.us/i...
by Mattsnake
January 23rd, 2013, 4:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Brief Summary of 2012 (Australia)
Replies: 17
Views: 12319

Re: A Brief Summary of 2012 (Australia)

Great post Stephen! I think you need to get out more though...
by Mattsnake
December 7th, 2012, 10:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-east Queensland
Replies: 18
Views: 9722

Re: South-east Queensland

Beaut photography of a good range of species there Matt. Keep up the good work mate. There seems to be a few species that you either haven't found yet or managed to photograph, although you've done well so far. 8-) e.g Coastal Taipan (which would be understandable if you haven't been able to photog...
by Mattsnake
December 7th, 2012, 1:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-east Queensland
Replies: 18
Views: 9722

Re: South-east Queensland

In all seriousness, you and Dan should catch up with us out in Asia on our next trip, probably end of next year. We've got some awesome spots in south Thailand and Malaysia that we could head to, and more herpers = more snakes! Just don't go bringing any of your tiger snake finding skills with you....
by Mattsnake
December 3rd, 2012, 7:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-east Queensland
Replies: 18
Views: 9722

Re: South-east Queensland

Love the comment "poor excuse for a snake" ...but certainly never seen a blind snake with it's mouth open before! Was that some threat display? ...odd :shock: :? I'm not sure if it was meant to be a threat display, if it was, it was more pathetic than the snake! :P Awesome pics, Matt. Are you still...
by Mattsnake
November 30th, 2012, 8:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few from southern Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: A few from southern Australia

Very nice! Your first skink is a King Skink Egernia kingii
by Mattsnake
November 30th, 2012, 7:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-east Queensland
Replies: 18
Views: 9722

South-east Queensland

South-east Queensland is my 'local' herping area since I moved here 3 years ago, but an area that I don't actually herp that often, and I take photos of the local critters even less often. It's a very suburban area but still has a few decent pockets where some nice animals pop up. I thought I'd put ...
by Mattsnake
November 12th, 2012, 2:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of NW Queensland Part 3, Aus. Everything else
Replies: 5
Views: 2517

Re: Herps of NW Queensland Part 3, Aus. Everything else

A pure white belly? No speckling at all? That's interesting! I'm just going off body shape, scalation and head shape. It has the build of a Pseudonaja and the more stream-lined head shape of one, mulgas have a much more bulky head that is more distinct from the body, easterns tend to have that 'eye-...
by Mattsnake
November 11th, 2012, 11:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of NW Queensland Part 1, Aus. Dragons and Monitors
Replies: 6
Views: 2116

Re: Herps of NW Queensland Part 1, Aus. Dragons and Monitors

Love the photo of Lawn Hill Gorge! Also the mertens shot is awesome!