A Few Creatures

I was going to continue the ‘A B C’ series here, but that will be my second post for tonight maybe. I’ve been snapping a few creatures about the house, and the area.

So, if you are a Herpetophobe, or have Entomophobia, or Arachnaphobia, then you may want to squint a little.

The first is a Praying Mantis. Wikipedia says:
“Mantodea is an order of insects that contains over 2,400 valid species and about 430 genera in 15 families worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. Most of the species are in the family Mantidae”
Most Australian Mantids fall under the Mantis (Mantidae) family. The one I captured in this is a ‘False Garden Mantis‘ (Pseudomantis albofimbriata).

Pseudomantis albofimbriata

Pseudomantis albofimbriata

 

This one I posted earlier, but belongs here. I want to say that this is a variety of Orb/Wheel Weaving spider. Their webs are classic wheel shaped.
Maybe part of the Golden Orb Weaver family? This specimen is about 2 centimetres long from rear of abdomen to the front fangs.
Marble_Spider_01

The grasshoppers can be abundant and varied up here. Here is an example:
grasshopper_01

We also have geckos:
Gecko_01

…and we have Brown Tree snakes:
Juv_Brown_Tree_snake_01

Then, if we go outside, down to the river for a swim, well that’s probably not gunna happen:
Bloomfield_Croc_10_05_2013-2

This crocodile (Bilngkumu in the local kuku yalanji) is about 3.5 metres long.
I played with this and if you want, this might print OK at A4:

Bloomfield_Croc_10_05_2013-3

 

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