SA Herpetology Group Inc.

The SAHG is a group of people dedicated to the study and conservation of reptiles and amphibians through regular meetings, field trips, educational displays, talks and involvement with government and non-government conservation groups. 

 EasternBrown

'This Eastern Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis) was observed basking on a log, early afternoon in late March. Using a slow, careful approach I was able to observe this skinny looking snake without disturbance for over 10 minutes from a distance of about 3m. The snake was basking on the edge of a freshwater lake, Lake Mournpall, one of a dozen or so lakes that are located in the Hattah-Kulkyne National Park in NW Victoria. These lakes are an important wetland, that like many areas along the River Murray have been deprived of natural water flows due to the locks and irrigation practices. However, last year some $32m was spent building a pumping station, weirs and other structures to enable the lakes to receive regular artificial water flows, in addition to any natural flows from the creeks providing water when river levels are high. Great news for the country & wildlife in the area. Beautiful snake!'  by Ian Williams, SAHG Committee Member

 

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