Figure 2: The Coastal Carpet Python (Morelia spilota mcdowelli) is by far the most common snake I relocate in the Townsville region. This relatively large python species thrive in human-altered habitat because of the abundance of rodents that follow human development.
Zoology

Scaling down a Scaly Conflict

July 8, 2020 0

Australia is well known to support a diverse and large fauna of potentially deadly animals, and when people think about Australia it is only natural to think about snakes. […]

Zoology

Counting Hedgehogs

June 18, 2020 0

It is fair to say that the hedgehog is one of our (Ireland’s) best-loved animals. While no such surveys have been carried out in Ireland, the humble hedgehog has topped several popularity contests in the […]

Zoology

A short synopsis about frogs

June 3, 2020 0

Frogs and toads play a wide variety of roles in ancient cultures, appearing in stories, myths, legends, fairy-tales, religions, art, and proverbs. Often nature is looked to for inspiring stories to explain the inexplicable; in trying to make sense […]

Zoology

Tardigrades: the full stop sized super beasts!

May 19, 2020 0

Why these micro-organisms are the real superheroes of our planet? If you have seen the movie Ant-Man and the Wasp (send me some royalties for the mention Marvel) you would have seen Hank Pim shrinking […]

Environment

Coastal dunes, why are they important?

August 21, 2019 0

What coastal dunes have to offer? After moving to Cape Town, I have never experienced so much wind in all my life. My house is near the sea where there are quite a few dunes […]

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