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Green Tree Frog

2020-09-24T15:32:43+10:00September 24th, 2020|

The green tree frog is usually a beautiful bright green, though, depending on the mood of the frog, this may sometimes fade to a dark khaki green. Some specimens also have white spots that are outlined in darker colours.

Wolf Spider

2020-09-24T14:53:35+10:00September 24th, 2020|

There are many different species of wolf spider, which are so named because they actively hunt and run down their prey. Most species are dark brown or grey in colour with black, grey, orange or brown markings.

Perentie

2021-06-16T10:39:58+10:00September 24th, 2020|

The perentie is Australia’s largest lizard reaching over 2.5 metres in length. It has a long neck and a stout, robust body ending in a long, tapering tail. The colour is yellow or cream with tawny brown rosettes edged in dark brown on their back and they have dark limbs with white spots.

Lace Monitor

2020-09-24T11:11:08+10:00September 24th, 2020|

The lace monitor grows to between 1.5m-2m in length, it is a dark steel grey above with pale yellow or cream bands or rows of spots. The jaws and snout are usually strongly barred with yellow and dark grey.

King Cobra

2020-10-01T13:38:40+10:00September 24th, 2020|

One of the most imposing (and famous) snakes in the world, the king cobra certainly lives up to its name. With lengths in excess of 5m and a body diameter of over 12cm, it is the longest venomous species of snake.

Green Iguana

2020-09-24T10:28:06+10:00September 24th, 2020|

The green iguana is a fantastic looking creature. With a row of spines along its back and tail, its multitude of skin textures and its scaly beard or ‘dewlap’ under its chin, it looks like a miniature dragon.

Gila Monster

2020-09-24T10:25:21+10:00September 24th, 2020|

One of only few venomous lizard species in the world, the Gila monster is named after the Gila River in Arizona where is it was once common. The lizards grow to 60cm and have a solid body with blunted tail and head.

Death Adder

2020-12-15T12:51:51+11:00September 23rd, 2020|

Death adders are easily distinguishable from other snakes by the very short, squat bodies, rapidly tapering tail and the broad triangular head. Colouration varies widely but most species exhibit some form of banded pattern in shades of brown or grey.

Coastal Taipan

2020-12-31T13:38:42+11:00September 23rd, 2020|

The coastal taipan uses its fangs to inject a powerful venom into the body. A slender snake, it sports a light to dark brown body, and a cream/yellow belly with pink or orange flecks, the snake’s head is often a lighter brown than its body.

Ball Python

2020-09-23T12:06:49+10:00September 23rd, 2020|

Young tegus have an emerald green colour from the snout to their back while the rest of the body is black and white. As they grow older, the green colour fades, and the entire body becomes black and white.

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