Reptiles - Snakes & Lizards.

Stock Photography By Paul Ross

Snakes of the Daintree are represented by a baby Carpet Python curled up between palm leaves on a branch, so small it looked like a butterfly as I walked under it. Also the deadly Small-eyed Snake which is persistent in tracking down prey. Seen here trying to swallow one of its own kind unsuccessfully. The Bandy-Bandy seeks blind snakes as their prey. The Lizards are two of the larger sized species, both spectacular to see in the wild, the Lace Monitor and Frilled Lizard.

Snakes - Carpet Python (immature) - Morelia spilota.
Snakes - Carpet Python
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Snakes - Carpet Python (immature) - Morelia spilota.
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Snakes - Carpet Python (immature) - Morelia spilota.
Snakes - Carpet Python
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Snakes - Small-eyed Snake - Cryptophis nigrescens.
Snakes - Small-eyed Snake -
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Snakes - Bandy-Bandy  -  Vermicella annulata.
Snakes - Bandy-Bandy -
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Snakes - Small-eyed Snake - Cryptophis nigrescens.
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Frilled Lizard in a tree - Chlamydosaurus kingii.
Frilled Lizard in a tree -
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Snakes - Bandy-Bandy  - Vermicella annulata.
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Frilled Lizard up a tree - Chlamydosaurus kingii.
Frilled Lizard up a tree -
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Lace Monitor - Varanus varius.
Lace Monitor - Varanus varius.
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Lace Monitor - Varanus varius.
Lace Monitor - Varanus varius.
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Lace Monitor - Varanus varius.
Lace Monitor - Varanus varius.
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Image Details for Reptiles - Snakes & Lizards.

1. Snakes - Carpet Python (immature) - Morelia spilota. . A baby Carpet Python resting on a palm branch.

2. Snakes - Carpet Python (immature) - Morelia spilota. . A baby Carpet Python coiled up and resting on a palm branch.

3. Snakes - Carpet Python (immature) - Morelia spilota. . A baby Carpet Python rests on a palm branch between leaves.

4. Snakes - Small-eyed Snake - Cryptophis nigrescens. . A Small-eyed Snake trying to eat one of its own kind. This snake soon found the meal too big and it was regurgitated.

5. Snakes - Bandy-Bandy - Vermicella annulata. . The Bandy-Bandy is a reluctant biter and the venom is believed to be mildly toxic. They prey on blind snakes.

6. Snakes - Small-eyed Snake - Cryptophis nigrescens. . A Small-eyed Snake trying to eat one of its own kind. This snake soon found the meal too big and it was regurgitated.

7. Frilled Lizard in a tree - Chlamydosaurus kingii. . This lizard measured approximately 1 metre in length just in the body. It was a surprise to see one so large. It was photographed just outside Townsville, North Queensland, in a conservation park.

8. Snakes - Bandy-Bandy - Vermicella annulata. . The Bandy-Bandy is a reluctant biter and the venom is believed to be mildly toxic. They prey on blind snakes.

9. Frilled Lizard up a tree - Chlamydosaurus kingii. . This lizard measured approximately 1 metre in length in the body only. It was a surprise to see one so large. It was photographed just outside Townsville in a conservation park.

10. Lace Monitor - Varanus varius. . A Lace Monitor located in the Daintree Rainforest at Cape Tribulation, North Queensland, Australia.

11. Lace Monitor - Varanus varius. . A close up view of a Lace Monitors' head, front foot and huge claws. Located in the Daitree Rainforest, North Queensland.

12. Lace Monitor - Varanus varius. . The Lace Monitor was photographed in the Daintree Rainforest at Cape Tribulation, North Queensland. It was found resting after a hunt and obvious meal.

 

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