It has been a week of reptiles and bugs really. The rain is coming in, I mean, The Wet Season is approaching. We’ve had nearly three straight days of rain. All the creeks are up and some have gone over the roads a few times already. One thing about here is the creeks come up violently fast and roar through. But they drop almost as fast. Sometimes waiting it out for a few hours is the best thing to do.
But anyway, on with the reptiles and stuff. We discovered that we have not One, but Two Cooktown Geckos in the house. That’s pretty cool. They get rid of larger bugs and provide me with endless entertainment when they’re out. I managed to catch one in mid snap trying to get a beetle, and another shot when one of them had devoured a centipede, with just the rear legs poking out of its mouth.
On the subject of lizards, I’ve been throwing the March flies that I kill to this skink. Since I started a little while ago, his tail has grown about 2cm and the lizard is getting larger all ’round.
Last night we had a break in the rain and the flying ants went crazy again. These are few pics of them looking like fairies, flying in pattern formations. Oh, and some pics of next morning and the carpet of fairy wings on the ground.
Of course, when the ants come, the geckos and other creatures gorge themselves. I found the Cane Toad another home in a galaxy far, far away after taking this photo.
EDIT: It was brought to my attention by a very close friend that the ‘grey’ gecko in the first 2 shots is actually just starting to moult. It is the same breed as the gecko in the 3rd and 4th pics.
We have had this Green Tree snake hanging around a lot lately. This afternoon I got some pics. It’s skin is dull, which indicates it’s ready to shed. By the way it was rasping against sharp edges in the house roof today, and by the glazing on its eyes, I’d say that’s what it’s about to do.
Oh, and yes, it’s been raining, which is slowly bringing the frogs out.
The plants are going crazy. These tendrils are at the tips of a leaf.