Feb 22, 08:48
A Tiger snake visiting Melbourne "They come up the Yarra, they come up the drains."
Feb 14, 09:42
Trapeze snake The deadly reptile was caught sliding along a wire fence at the Bangor Vineyard Shed in Dunalley, Tasmania
Feb 07, 07:02
Poor old poss, wrong place, wrong time This incredible situation happened in Bowen Mountain, Sydney. What is presumably a diamond python that is hanging from a tree is seen grabbing a huge opossum by the head and pulling the prey back to its hiding place.
Feb 06, 11:17
Such a tragedy! A young woman has died after a suspected snake bite in regional WA.
Jan 28, 02:27
I hadnt seen this pic before, it's apprently been around for a while - amazed! INCREDIBLE PHOTO CATCHES THE MOMENT A FROG SWALLOWS A SNAKE BY SARAH GIBBENS 17 OCTOBER 2017 National Geographic Australia It's hard to not sympathise with that snake—sliding backwards into the gooey stomach of a carnivorous frog. One perfectly timed photo shows the bizarre natural interaction as a snake is being eaten by the large, green amphibian. The photo was posted on Reddityesterday and aptly titled "One Last Scream Into the Abysssss." It shows two gaping mouths in a seemingly silent duet as a snake, presumably with its last breath, manages to peep out from the frog's throat. The image, while newly resurfaced in popularity, is actually several years old. It was likely taken in Australia. Whether fascinated by the frantic snake or fixated on the frog's gaping mouth, opportunities to anthropomorphise this photo have been seemingly endless. Conservation biologist and National Geographic Explorer Jodi Rowley identified the species on Twitter as an Australian green tree frog, Litoria caerulea. That animal can be found all over Australia and New Guinea. The female grows about four inches long, but males are smaller and usually grow to be three inches long. Typically, the amphibian feeds on insects, but it has been known to seek out more ambitious prey like mice or other frogs. "It really has more to do with prey being smaller than the mouth size and moving across the frog's field of view," said Karen Lips, a conservation biologist at the University of Maryland. Essentially—if the frog can eat it, it probably will. She explained that most amphibians, reptiles, and fish swallow their food whole, so it's not unusual to see bulging bellies and wriggling prey after it's caught in a predator's mouth. Since snakes have long, thin bodies, it may have been difficult for the frog to gulp it down all at once, explained Lips. The photographer likely captured this photo mid-gulp as the snake attempted one last escape to freedom. Whether or not this is a common meal is hard to say. Without knowing the photo's origin, it's unclear whether it was taken in captivity or in the wild. Numerous species of frogs have been caught chomping down on snakes many times their size. It's perhaps the only time, however, that a snake has been photographed trying to swim back out. Lead Image: A green tree frog swallows a snake. Photo from reddit, photographer unknown.
Jan 28, 01:52
And the Expo details Just over a month till the 2018 VHS reptile and amphibian expo! The annual event will once again be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds on March the third with a variety of animals, products and supplies for sale and on display. With plenty of entertainment for the kids such as wildlife shows, face painting, jumping castles and more it's a day out the whole family will enjoy. Tickets can be purchased on the day and are $10 for adults, $5 for children and $25 for a family ticket. See you all there!
Jan 28, 01:51
For any one interested in attending! Tickets for our pre-expo dinner with well known wildlife photographer and author Steve Wilson are now available for VHS members only! The dinner will be held at the Anglers Tavern in Maribyrnong. Steve will be giving two presentations on the night; one on herping on Komodo island and the other on wildlife surveys in the Barkley region of the Northern Territory. As well as this there will be books and merchandise available for purchase on the night, a raffle and live music. Pre-sale tickets are now available through the VHS website for members only at the moment for only $60. Tickets will be available to the general public on the 8th of Febuary to the general public. Tickets for non-members will be $75. For any questions please feel to email us at email@example.com Tickets can be purchased through through: www.vhs.com.au
Jan 26, 02:07
That's close up! Loves his snags.
Jan 18, 10:38
Well it kind of makes sense!
Jan 16, 11:12
Darn Croc, nicking some ones dinner! And this is how you do it in the NT! Like and Share our page! 👍⤴️ Credit: BOnkers Adventure, Luke Robbo
Jan 15, 07:37
A battle of the very poisonous variety, only one winner! A captivating battle between two venomous snakes has ended in a gruesome fate for the loser in regional Vic...
Jan 12, 08:31
Cop that! A man has faced court in Rockhampton over the shooting of an iconic 5.2m crocodile in the Fitzroy River las...
Jan 11, 10:07
We need our bees! And it says a ban on its bee-killing pesticides is "disproportionate"?!?
Jan 10, 10:58
Talk about deep frozen! Apparently this is normal.
Jan 06, 08:13
Talk about snap frozen 😥 [ARTICLE] Iguanas, stiff from the cold, falling just like the temperature It's so cold in Florida that iguanas are falling from their perches in suburban trees. The National Weather Service in Miami said temperatures dipped below 40 degrees Fahrenheit (5 degrees Celsius) early Thursday in parts of South Florida. That's chilly enough to immobilize green iguanas common in Miami's suburbs. Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino tweeted a photograph of an iguana lying belly-up next to his swimming pool. WPEC-TV posted images of an iguana on its back on a Palm Beach County road. Green iguanas are an exotic species in Florida known for eating through landscaping and digging burrows that undermine infrastructure. They're not the only reptiles stunned by this week's cold snap: sea turtles also stiffen up when temperatures fall. Wildlife officials say the frigid animals may appear dead but often are still alive. via: http://cbs12.com/news/local/gallery-iguanas-falling-just-like-the-temperature
Dec 26, 12:09
Dec 26, 06:48
On the loose in Melbourne - What? https://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/12/26/06/26/snappy-surprise-for-melbourne-walkers
Dec 24, 00:40
Best wishes for Christmas to all
Dec 22, 08:12
Dec 16, 06:57
Ouch ouch ouch! Good thing this guy was in great hands with Shane at The Reptile Doctors! With the warmer #weather of late we have been seeing a lot of #bluetonguelizards coming in with dog attack injuries. This one had a nasty puncture through the body wall. It’s #lung was popping out through the hole every time it took a #breath. We were able to do #surgery to repair the hole and it’s on the #roadtorecovery. #bluetongueskink #bluetongue #bluetongues #lizard #reptiles #reptilevet #reptilesofinstagram #vetsoninstagram #thereptiledoctor
Dec 12, 11:23
That's a decent size road block https://www.9news.com.au/world/2017/12/12/19/17/queensland-cops-give-giant-snake-a-wide-berth
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