Snake Sightings

For all your general chit chat, caching or not.
User avatar
GammaPiSigma
450 or more roots tripped over
450 or more roots tripped over
Posts: 227
Joined: 23 May 04 7:46 pm
Location: Campbelltown, NSW

Snake Sightings

Post by GammaPiSigma » 29 August 06 10:09 pm

I know it may be still early but I nearly walked over a Yellow Faced Whip Snake on Sunday while doing an 18km bushwalk.<br><br>Anyone else had an encounter yet this year.
<br><br>Mike.

User avatar
rogainer
500 or more caches logged
500 or more caches logged
Posts: 321
Joined: 16 July 03 1:44 pm
Location: Brisbane (Wishart)

Post by rogainer » 29 August 06 10:31 pm

We had some unseasonally warm weather at the end of last week in Brisbane. While Orienteering on Sunday just south of Brisbane I heard a rustle and looked across to see a big black snake less than 2 metres away :shock: - I kept running :arrow: - didn't stop for a closer look.

User avatar
Team Wibble
2100 or more geocaches found
2100 or more geocaches found
Posts: 1054
Joined: 18 October 04 11:47 am
Location: Adelaide

Post by Team Wibble » 30 August 06 8:55 am

rogainer wrote:We had some unseasonally warm weather at the end of last week in Brisbane. While Orienteering on Sunday just south of Brisbane I heard a rustle and looked across to see a big black snake less than 2 metres away :shock: - I kept running :arrow: - didn't stop for a closer look.
You know, thinking about this, I've realised I've been orienteering for 22 years now (not a bad achievement when you're 26), pretty regularly - almost every weekend during the season (admittedly mostly in winter), and I have never, ever seen a snake while orienteering. Ever.

We've had a bit of warmish weather in Adelaide too but I haven't even heard the early spring rustles of skinks yet. Hmmmm.

Magpie
Posts: 40
Joined: 21 August 06 11:05 am
Location: Cairns

Post by Magpie » 30 August 06 9:29 am

Green tree snake on saturday :D Also some lace monitors and an absolute stack of skinks.

User avatar
Bundyrumandcoke
5000 or more caches found
5000 or more caches found
Posts: 1021
Joined: 07 August 06 1:54 pm
Location: Blackwater Queensland

Post by Bundyrumandcoke » 30 August 06 11:18 am

Young bloke that boards at our place wandered in with a dead snake yesterday. He killed it out in the street. About 6 ft long, he said it was a Taipan. I didnt get close enough to bother checking.

The Garner Family
1100 or more caches found
1100 or more caches found
Posts: 953
Joined: 05 September 04 7:21 pm
Location: Brisbane

Post by The Garner Family » 30 August 06 11:26 am

Saw this one two weeks ago in Brisbane:

Image

SNIFTER
500 or more caches logged
500 or more caches logged
Posts: 764
Joined: 05 April 03 5:40 pm
Location: Share Hounddogs Kennel in Sydney

Post by SNIFTER » 30 August 06 11:54 am

I have been in scouting and general bush walking as well as geocaching and in 58 years I have never seen a snake while out walking. I think they feel me comming and it scares them off.
Seen plenty dead or dying on the road and also a black snake in my back yard.
Hounddog on the other hand has met with quite a few.
We have been told that where we live is supposed to be python central. Still waiting to see one.

bigmickb
550 or more Caches found
550 or more Caches found
Posts: 155
Joined: 09 August 03 5:44 pm
Location: Forestville, Sydney, Australia

Post by bigmickb » 30 August 06 5:03 pm

The significant other walked past a brown snake at West Head here in Sydney over the weekend just gone. She told her zooligist friend "Don't stop walking...". Which was met with the predictable response "Why not?!" as the friend stopped right next to the thing....

The Wackys
2250 or more geocaches found
2250 or more geocaches found
Posts: 76
Joined: 16 July 06 8:44 pm
Location: Riverside Tas

Post by The Wackys » 31 August 06 2:30 pm

Spotted a 4ft brown snake today only a few hundred metres from the Smithfield Hotel - seen quite a few lizards sunning themselves also, so they're definitely on the move again.

User avatar
Richary
6500 or more caches found
6500 or more caches found
Posts: 4156
Joined: 04 February 04 10:55 pm
Location: Waitara, Sydney

Post by Richary » 31 August 06 2:55 pm

Over the years I have had a couple of snake sightings while walking. One in Canberra many years ago, then up near Lismore about 20 years a yellow bellied black snake. But have never come across one while walking near Adelaide.

There was an article in the paper yesterday though saying snake sightings in the suburbs were way up on usual for this time of year. It has been a very dry winter though which may have something to do with it.

User avatar
fehrgo
200 or more found
200 or more found
Posts: 447
Joined: 11 July 06 12:39 am
Location: Redland Bay, QLD

Post by fehrgo » 31 August 06 3:42 pm

The reptiles & amphibians are definitly out in force in the Brisbane area now. In the past week we've run across a very large python (dead on the side of the road), a very nice blue tongued skink, and last night while doing the cane toad search in my yard I found that the Green Tree Frogs are now out of brumation.

You won't see me blindly charge off into the grass any time soon!

teamkittens
400 or more spectacular views seen
400 or more spectacular views seen
Posts: 259
Joined: 09 March 04 2:17 pm
Location: N51° 04.195' W115° 22.044'
Contact:

Post by teamkittens » 31 August 06 3:43 pm

Image

The Wackys
2250 or more geocaches found
2250 or more geocaches found
Posts: 76
Joined: 16 July 06 8:44 pm
Location: Riverside Tas

Post by The Wackys » 31 August 06 3:46 pm

Now that's just plain mean - how dare they bring out a movie like that when we've just started geocaching and the brownies have woken up early (just hope they got enough sleep)

president & 1st lady
1250 or more geocaches found
1250 or more geocaches found
Posts: 482
Joined: 17 March 05 9:29 pm
Location: Dubbo, NSW

Post by president & 1st lady » 31 August 06 5:22 pm

I am soo not going to see that movie. Snakes in a confined area, no thank you, even if they are only on the screen.

1st lady

User avatar
Aushiker
350 ? I am the lizard queen
350 ? I am the lizard queen
Posts: 1397
Joined: 30 July 04 2:35 pm
Twitter: Aushiker
Location: Fremantle, WA
Contact:

Post by Aushiker » 31 August 06 7:24 pm

president & 1st lady wrote:I am soo not going to see that movie. Snakes in a confined area, no thank you, even if they are only on the screen.
1st lady
The comments out of the US rate this as eh c**p as I understand it.

Andrew

Post Reply