About Halvard Midtun
Halvard Aas Midtun is a Norwegian biologist, hobby photographer and snake catcher currently studying invasive species, parasites and reptiles at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. He started working with reptiles at a young age as a zookeeper in Oslo Reptile park and from there moved through to the academic world completing a BSc in Biology from NMBU, Norway, and enrolling in an MPhil at JCU. Upon arriving in Australia, he commenced snake catching activities on the side of his studies to both rescue wildlife and relieve the public of potentially dangerous situations. Where the road will take him from here, no-one knows, but after the completion of the MPhil degree he will travel Australia to explore the vast country and its wildlife.
Contact: Twitter
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.

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. […]