Where Tasmanians fear to tread. ZS19

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Erik Ohlson
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Where Tasmanians fear to tread. ZS19

Kingston Beach, south of Hobart. Straight out of camera, no PP.

My son in law tells me that Tasmanians have no need to learn to identify snakes - they're ALL poisonous!

-Erik

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sherman_levine
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Re: Where Tasmanians fear to tread. ZS19

Snake crossing ?

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Erik Ohlson
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Re: Where Tasmanians fear to tread. ZS19

sherman_levine wrote:

Snake crossing ?

Sherm

That's IT !  

-Erik

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Ianperegian
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Re: Where Tasmanians fear to tread. ZS19

Hi Erik,

A sign that speaks all languages!

In Queensland we do have some that aren't poisonous, such as this grass snake, taken with my FZ28:





It was looking for frogs in the pond.

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Hairpin bends, ahead? .. excellent capture, Erik.. thanks for posting, hope you didn't take that trail ..

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Nice shots of Mr. Slinky out for a meal of whatever he can swallow.  He seems to enjoy being photographed.

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Hah! Love this shot Erik, good find!

ToneM

Erik Ohlson
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Re: Where Tasmanians fear to tread. ZS19

Ianperegian wrote:

Hi Erik,

A sign that speaks all languages!



In Queensland we do have some that aren't poisonous, such as this grass snake, taken with my FZ28It was looking for frogs in the pond.

Ian

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Good ones, Ian.

Those round leaves in #2 look a lot like California "Miner's Lettuce" which the '49er goldminers use as a fresh veggie. The stem connects to the center of the round leaf, making for super-easy identification.

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I have just come back from 10 days in Tassie. I saw similar signs to this, but it never occurred to me to photograph it. I guess its because I'm used to seeing these signs in other parts of Australia. They mean that the snake can cross wherever it bloody well wants to. Ha!

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Re: Where Tasmanians fear to tread. ZS19

Thanks Erik and Vandyu.  Here's one that isn't so harmless, a red-bellied black snake:



Its venom is poisonous, though not as much as some others.  That was a still shot I took with my Panasonic SD700 camcorder, while trying not to get too close.

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Wow, that's a scary sight. Just sitting and waiting to bite something or someone. Great shot and glad it was from a distance.

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Another uniquely Tasmanian sign

Tasmanian Devil warning sign

Erik Ohlson
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Re: Another uniquely Tasmanian sign

Ah, Frank - you beat me to it !

I was going to post a "Devil" sign myself.

Well captured. 

-Erik

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