Monthly Archives: January 2008

Leaving for Africa

This afternoon Alecia left for her seven-month-long trip to Africa. Before she left she wanted one last look at the gorgeous tiger snakes (Notechis scutatus) one can find here in Western Australia, so we all headed down to a nearby … Continue reading

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Perth Zoo

Today Alecia and I decided to get a healthy dose of zoological goodness, so we headed to the Perth Zoo. It was an exceedingly hot day, but that unfortunately didn’t deter the crowds. We headed to the nocturnal house (as … Continue reading

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Numbat alert!

Today Dean Bradshaw, a friend of ours (and a fantastic photographer), picked us up and the three of us headed down to Dryandra Woodland, a small chunk of remnant wandoo forest surrounded by the vast expanses of Western Australia’s wheatbelt. … Continue reading

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The Pinnacles and Lesueur National Park

We got up early today to make our way to The Pinnacles, a spectacular and eerie series of rock formations near the coastal town of Cervantes. The eerie rock formations that make up The Pinnacles

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Tiger time

I’d heard that there was a healthy tiger snake (Notechis scutatus) population in the lakes around Perth. We headed to a nearby lake early today to try to find some tigers. The view of Perth CBD from a local lake … Continue reading

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Perth – day 1

After an early start and an uneventful drive we arrived at Brisbane airport. We’d checked in online the previous day, and when we presented our printed boarding passes to the hostess at the gate they weren’t accepted. We had to … Continue reading

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A western odyssey

Alecia and I are heading to Perth, Western Australia, tomorrow. We’ve got ten days together, then Alecia heads to Africa for a 7-month stint on a mongoose research project. After she leaves I’m heading up north to Shark Bay, Exmouth … Continue reading

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Glorious again

It’s been raining and/or overcast in Brisbane pretty much continuously since early December. This is great for our drought-stricken city, but not particularly great if you want to get out and look for reptiles. Yesterday, there was a break in … Continue reading

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