Wild coastal shingleback, SA

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Wild coastal shingleback, SA

Postby Lea » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:52 pm

I went walking through the sand dunes today and although it's still early in the season, guess what I saw? One beautiful shingleback, bellysliding down the sand! She was a good weight, free from ticks and looked very healthy. Hopefully i'll be seeing many more over the coming months!


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Re: Wild coastal shingleback, SA

Postby Fred Gaal » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:18 am

Wow, very nice, it realy looks healthy.
Can you tell what it is, to me it looks like a aspera, but very coulorfull.
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Re: Wild coastal shingleback, SA

Postby Lea » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:43 am

She's an aspera, with very typical colours for this region. They seem to have lots of yellow, with increasing density and vividness as you go further south.
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Re: Wild coastal shingleback, SA

Postby Richard.C » Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:14 pm

Very nice looking aspera lea,

The landscape looks a little simalar to coastal mornington peninsula,noticed some simalar vegetation,though obviously a smidge dryer being no stumpies here,lol

Looks in great shape,hopefully its the first of many you see this season
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Re: Wild coastal shingleback, SA

Postby Jeff » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:49 pm

Awesome post Lea! I WILL be there one day, and I will expect you to take me out to look for wild shinglebacks. Adi has nothing to worry about. He can come too!
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Re: Wild coastal shingleback, SA

Postby Fatal_S » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:01 pm

I'll come too! But in the meantime, keep posting these fantastic photos :D
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Re: Wild coastal shingleback, SA

Postby Lea » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:15 pm

Jeff wrote:Awesome post Lea! I WILL be there one day, and I will expect you to take me out to look for wild shinglebacks. Adi has nothing to worry about. He can come too!


It's my absolute favourite hobby! Actually, Adi has become an excellent spotter and although he doesn't just dive in to pick them up, he still stands there excitedly pointing until I take pictures! :hyper:
It's our idea of the perfect romantic stroll :lol: A walk along the beach, stop for an ice cream, photograph some shinglebacks, wade through the waves ... :cloud9:
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Re: Wild coastal shingleback, SA

Postby Lea » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:17 pm

Fatal_S wrote:I'll come too! But in the meantime, keep posting these fantastic photos :D


Yup yup yup! But you must keep the location a secret or before we know it, there'll be flashing neon signs and lights to advertise it as a tourist hotspot! It's one of my best kept secrets :wink:
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Re: Wild coastal shingleback, SA

Postby Richard.C » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:38 pm

Haha,definitly keep it hush hush,only a few spots like that left here,definatly lost alot of its charm
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Re: Wild coastal shingleback, SA

Postby LarissaLurid » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:54 pm

She looks great! Those of you in Australia are lucky to have so much interesting wildlife around you!

It's sad how so many places are getting destroyed though :[
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Re: Wild coastal shingleback, SA

Postby LarissaLurid » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:56 pm

LeaBilby wrote:
Jeff wrote:Awesome post Lea! I WILL be there one day, and I will expect you to take me out to look for wild shinglebacks. Adi has nothing to worry about. He can come too!


It's my absolute favourite hobby! Actually, Adi has become an excellent spotter and although he doesn't just dive in to pick them up, he still stands there excitedly pointing until I take pictures! :hyper:
It's our idea of the perfect romantic stroll :lol: A walk along the beach, stop for an ice cream, photograph some shinglebacks, wade through the waves ... :cloud9:



That does sound like a lot of fun!
I wish I could do that with my boyfriend, but he wouldn't enjoy looking for some wild lizards as much as I would lol. We did enjoy the beach here yesterday though at least :D
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Re: Wild coastal shingleback, SA

Postby mark_w » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:38 pm

Gorgeous landscape and gorgeous aspera. I wish they weren't so bloody expensive over here! A herping trip to Aus would be very cool...

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Re: Wild coastal shingleback, SA

Postby Robyn@SYR » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:52 am

That is just awesome to see!
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Re: Wild coastal shingleback, SA

Postby xxmonitorlizardxx » Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:01 am

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