249/250: my luck runs out

This is the second-and-a-half story relating to my quest to take my lifetime list of Australian reptile species to 250 before the end of 2009. For previous instalments, read the introduction, the first story and the second story.

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I just needed to find one more species to achieve my goal of seeing 250 Australian reptile species (over my lifetime) before the year ended. I decided to go up to Mount Coot-tha on the north side of Brisbane to try my luck at finding Oedura jacovae. Long story short, I didn’t find it. I did manage to see some dtella geckos (Gehyra sp.), lots of Asian house geckos (Hemidactylus frenatus), some dwarf sedge frogs (Litoria fallax) and the ubiquitous cane toad (Bufo marinus). Species number 250 had eluded me. The search would have to continue.

Eastern sedge frog (Litoria fallax)
Eastern sedge frog (Litoria fallax)

Eastern sedge frog (Litoria fallax)
Eastern sedge frog (Litoria fallax)

Eastern sedge frog (Litoria fallax)
Eastern sedge frog (Litoria fallax)

Asian house gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus)
Asian house gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus)

Cane toad (Bufo marinus)
Cane toad (Bufo marinus)

About Stewart Macdonald

I'm a wildlife ecologist living and working in Queensland, Australia. I spend most of my time in the bush finding and photographing wildlife.
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