I had information from my wildlife buddy Jimmy that the first really hot day after winter is when the Herps (reptiles) will come out and can often be found on or by the road especially in the north around Two Rocks.
My bro and I got headed off for the hour odd drive about 8ish getting to Two Rocks Rd about 9:15pm – it was still in the low 20s so warm but nothing like the 37° odd day it had been.
We drove slowly along – pulling over for the mush faster other traffic – we went really sure what we were looking for but giving it a go anyway. We saw lots of stick snakes 🙂 but this was our first herp but unfortunately road killed.
I had this ID’d on a facebook page as a dugite. I had been hoping for a Bardick but it wasnt to be.
We drove plenty more and then we saw this tiny grey thing right in the middle of the road but we were past. We reversed back and saw this amazing south-western spiny-tailed gecko on the road. We chuffed it onto the verge for its safety and to get some shots.
My bro and I were so pleased to see this amazing gecko – the couple of hours driving were all worth it! We will have to try again on another warm night…
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No comments about the stick insect in one of the photos?
Amazing gecko, I’ve never seen one with a spiny tail before!
Yeah they are very cool beasties!