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Australian reptiles

Postby mania » Wed May 23, 2007 10:47 pm

Does any body have any info on all the different reptiles in australia. (websites would be great.)
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Postby AfricanBallPython » Thu May 24, 2007 8:16 am

a yahoo search is always best but if you want moreliapythons.com is a good one
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Postby Bushbaby » Thu May 24, 2007 10:06 am

I have a field guide which I got from a friend. I could possibly give you a list of all the reptiles. I'm not sure what kind of info you want though.
http://www.snakebiteassist.co.za
http://www.reptileexpo.co.za
http://www.boaconstrictors.co.za
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Postby mania » Thu May 24, 2007 1:35 pm

My friend is moving to Aus and we are trying to find out which reptiles are in Aus so when I go visit next year I will hopefully know what I am catching because all the names I get am going to google/yahoo search to see pictures so I will know what they look like and know there names. Lockes thanks I will try go on that site later this afternoon and BB that would be greatly appreciated if you could give me the list
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Postby Bushviper » Thu May 24, 2007 5:25 pm

Mania unless you want to spend some time in an aussie jail forget about catching anything while you are in australia.

I know of someone who was prosecuted for helping a gecko off a road. He did not even have it in his posession and had started riding off when they nailed him. The officials had seen him from a distance.

Another guy was charged because he had photos of reptiles in positions they would not normally have been in and this proven that he had "harrassed" the wildlife and he was given a hefty fine.

Not all states are like that but some are far harsher than others.
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Postby mania » Thu May 24, 2007 10:25 pm

Ok well I guess I won't catch anymore but could I still just find out what reptiles there are just good to know
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Postby Zeek » Thu May 24, 2007 11:04 pm

BB good luck with that list i scanned through my copies of the books today you are going to be busy for a while ;)
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Postby Moreliahunter » Fri May 25, 2007 1:25 am

Why dont I just help you out. I live here and is heavily involved with reptiles and their breeding. There is a field guide to australian reptiles available, its called "Reptiles of Australia a field guide" And its written by Gerry Swan. And good luck BB, they have over 800 species over here. Also collecting is illegal and i dont think you quite realise how big this country is???????????? You dont just drive out and find a snake. Thousands of km of driving is involved. Best place to see the reptiles would be in zoos or private collections.
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Postby Bushbaby » Fri May 25, 2007 8:19 am

Okay, so the list is coming up in about 10 days time!! lol
http://www.snakebiteassist.co.za
http://www.reptileexpo.co.za
http://www.boaconstrictors.co.za
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Postby mania » Fri May 25, 2007 2:28 pm

Hehe ok BB you don't have to worry about the list seeing that it is going to be hecticly long. Moreliahunter where my friend is going to be staying he has caught the common blue tongue skinks, some lizard that looks similar to a bearded dragon and where he goes fishing he has seen (can't really remember the snakes name but i think it was a red bellied black snake or something with the name of or name similar to brown snake)
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Postby Bushbaby » Fri May 25, 2007 2:38 pm

I can scan it in and e-mail it to you next week if you would like :D
http://www.snakebiteassist.co.za
http://www.reptileexpo.co.za
http://www.boaconstrictors.co.za
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Postby mania » Fri May 25, 2007 11:37 pm

Thanks BB that would be good as long as its not too much of a hassle for you
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