Monthly Archives: March 2010

Wet Tropics, Queensland

After fleeing the approaching tropical cyclone Ului, we ended up at Tully Gorge. This spot is famous for scrub pythons, but the last time I was there I found only a road-killed one. This time I was hoping we’d be … Continue reading

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Hitting the Town(sville)

Last year I thought I’d be moving to Townsville. I got excited by the prospect of living in a new place with new species of wildlife for me to discover (and tick!). Ultimately the plan was changed, a heart was … Continue reading

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Rainy days

All this recent rain has been causing havoc in parts of inland Queensland. Thargomindah, Charleville, and now St George have been flooded and/or cut off. (Somewhat amusingly, the prediction in December was that we’d get below average rains this season.) … Continue reading

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251: First new reptick for 2010

My friend Melissa messaged me the other night, letting me know she was heading out to the Lamington Plateau to look for various critters. It had been a stinking hot day, so the chances of finding interesting beasties were quite … Continue reading

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Snakelings!

My Children’s python (Antaresia childreni) has been sitting on her clutch of nine eggs since laying them on the 25th of October last year. They hatched on Boxing Day. I had wanted to write a longer post and make mention … Continue reading

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