Gra Nomad Wanderings

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Here's Terry. He lives a few km away and came to identify our resident snake, capture him and relocate him. I'm pleased to say that he did all three. In that order!
Our friend, who turned out to be an eastern small-eyed snake, had been a resident in our compost bin for a couple of months or more. And he's a venomous little bloke too. (Yes, I would've been wearing gloves and long trousers too!)

We all know that there are many people who get bitten because they were trying to kill a snake. Much better to relocate him. Sorry photo isn't fantastic, but I wasn't getting closer to get a "head shot". Sorry. Look him up on the internet where there are 20 or 30 good photos of this guy (the snake I mean.)
Terry had a good dig around in the compost bin to see if there were any others there. This snake bears live young too.
OK, you can all come visit now!!!


Sunday, January 09, 2011


Name this snake!
So, can you tell me what sort of snake this is, please? He's maybe 60 cm long and a lovely dark grey. He lives in our compost bin where I've seen him three times. South coast of NSW.

This is a Sydney dragon. He lives in the St George area. He terrorises local shopping centres and the like. Actually, he's a friendly dragon, (despite the look on his face). Often seen knocking around with Batman. That's Oliver tucked safely in his pouch. He's four and a half.

"Hhhmmm, I'm not sure I have it in your size madam!" the shopkeeper says as nicely as he can. This lady is always buying from this "shop". Mostly the shopkeeper is able to supply anything from mobile phones to food to whatever takes your fancy. Here though, he really looks like he's not going to be able to deliver.

At seven and a half months this little bloke looks like he has things under control. He certainly wins the fans, even in Brazil! (He went for a tour there last year.)