Friday, April 18, 2014

Python perks up after pick up

Picked up small Carpet Python in passing along the Wallaman Falls road yesterday. Almost trod on snake after stepping out of the Troopy to check birdlife near the 10km sign pointing to the falls. It was coiled almost vertically and showing mostly belly among Cyclone Ita debris. Thinking it dead or injured, gave a gentle prod. Head emerged cautiously and snake started to move off slowly. So, picture from ground level ...


... and a bit of fun with my new friend. Which found sunny spot near the sign and was still stretched out ignoring my farewell 40 minutes later.


And from earlier trip to the falls, Victoria's Riflebird (Ptiloris victoriae), female or immature male. Poor shot, but species hard to find since Cyclone Yasi blasted through more than three years ago. There's a much better image  here

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