Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Closeup with three snakes

Happened upon a couple of pythons in past three days. Some followers eagerly await close encounters with snakes, so here goes!

Evening walk found Carpet Snake (Morelia spilota) doing some late sunning. But not keen on poking tongue out even when camera poked in face.

Unlike Amethystine Python (Morelia amethistina) taking it easy near Tyto lookout after consuming something bulky.

Finally, friendly Common Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis punctulata) in the Tyto hide. Caught halfway up hide, snake put up with 30 minutes one-way conversation and much stroking by hand. They are - of course - harmless.    
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Anonymous said...

Nice ones Tony! The warmer weather has certainly increased the activity level.

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Barbara: Most interesting to me has been a Black Whipsnake seen three times crossing the main lagoon between one of the scleria islands and the lookout. Almost a pattern of behaviour???

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