originally posted April 17th 2012
It’s been a while since you heard from me but we have been busy! Things are moving along now and we are working on control of tiger pear and thistles………a never ending chore but very rewarding once you see that progress happening.
We have spotted quite a few barking geckos and got a photo of this young one. They grow up to about 15cm from the snout – tail tip.
We have the materials for our large flight aviary now delivered and Larry is starting on that this week. The truck that did the delivery managed to get bogged about 1k away from the property and that was a days work for Larry and one of neighbours helping the truck driver jack up the truck and digging out around the wheels! Such is life out here sometimes.
There are quite a few snakes around at the moment. They are stocking up on some
food getting ready to go into hibernation for the winter months. We see mainly death adders and eastern browns. Larry moved a large adder out of our house paddock the other day and we got a good photo of him. Our dog Misty found him and she very wisely quickly stepped back !
We spotted a brown snake going into the chicken pen but he emerged and headed off down the hillside much to our relief as they don’t like feeling that you have them hemmed in and that’s when they are likely to strike.