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    Post your fauna shots

    They are out and about, snapped this one on Sunday 18 Sep just off the Melba Highway up the northern end.



    No snake expert but I'd say that was a Tiger Snake by the banding

    Found this one on Wiki under Tiger Snake so I think I identified it correctly.

    Last edited by slug_burner; 19th September 2011 at 08:45 PM. Reason: added snake type after Disco owner suggestted it.

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    that's a great shot I'm not real good with snake types/names, may be you should have a caption with the type of snake it is. for someone like me who's not realy wild life edumicated.
    Last edited by Disco_owner; 19th September 2011 at 08:46 PM. Reason: for someone who is really..

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    Excellent image, to me is an Eastern Brown Snake Pseudonaja textilis but the head is so close to the one of the Taipan.
    I have to se the patern in the head to make sure.
    Having sais that the Taipans are not in Victoria
    Here is one Coastal Taipan Oxyuranus scutellatus


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    not a Taipan, with a tiger you have a slim chance

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    Found this little one up at Highlands on the Highlands road





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    I have never seen an echidna in the wild, that is very cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by slug_burner View Post
    They are out and about, snapped this one on Sunday 18 Sep just off the Melba Highway up the northern end.



    No snake expert but I'd say that was a Tiger Snake by the banding

    Found this one on Wiki under Tiger Snake so I think I identified it correctly.

    Oh yeah, that's a Tiger!

    Many years ago, I found one the hard way and almost bought the farm! (I was given the last rites) I would never forget what one of those buggers look like, ever!!!

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    I saw it from the defender as it had already started to make its way onto the track. Just after I took that pic it turned way from my direction but continued across the track. It moved very smoothly once it got into the grass, stopped bending (snaking) its body and move more or less in a straight line.

    My wife was not happy about me getting out of the car.


    I once got out of the defender where I had stopped next to a blackberry covered slope, snake was sunning itself at about face height a metre or two away. It took off before I noticed it was there, I had been looking out on the ground before I slipped on the waders which offer some snake protection and had not considered looking out at head height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSD_AUTOMOTIVE View Post
    I have never seen an echidna in the wild, that is very cool
    Most echidans I have seen have been quick to start digging in and seldom give you much of a photo opportunity. The first photo shows this one to be carrying a few big fat ticks. I was told this one was likely to have some parasitic brain infection as it was not normally as cautious/timid.

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    Our Springer,after a hard day Duck hunting...

    Taken with our old point & shoot Cannon

    OOps,looks it is in the wrong thread,not really Fauna,dunno how to change it over......
    paul

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