Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Some Snakes of Western Australia

Western Australia is also a fantastic place for snakes. So far I've encountered 12 species, two of which were roadkill (Pseudechis australis and Pseudonaja nuchalis). I was very excited to see my first Jan's Banded Snake (Simoselaps bertholdi) in the coastal dunes around Perth. We also found one in the Robinson Range.

Southwestern Carpet Python (Morelia spilota imbricata), Cervantes, Dec 2009

Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus), Perth, Oct 2009

Jan's Banded Snake (Simoselaps bertholdi), Perth, Oct 2009

Ramphotyphlops hamatus, Robinson Range, Nov 2009

Monk Snake (Parasuta monachus), Robinson Range, Nov 2009

Northwestern Shovel-nosed Snake (Brachyurophis approximans), Robinson Range, Nov 2009

Southern Blind Snake (Ramphotyphlops australis), Darling Ranges, Oct 2009

Gould's Snake (Parasuta gouldii), Darling Ranges, Oct 2009


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  2. Great shots of the WA snakes and geckos. A lot of these are hard to find without pit & funnel traps, so are you doing some fauna survey work?Anyway, glad you're back, you have a good reptile blog going.

  3. Thanks Richard. I work as a contractor herping/birding, the same as what you do by the looks of it! I'll be heading up to the Pilbara next week so hopefully can get some more shots and post them on the blog.

  4. do you know if the carpet python can be found in the darling ranges