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Author Topic: looking for herping tours  (Read 3261 times)

Offline callie90

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looking for herping tours
« on: January 26, 2014, 11:57:29 AM »
hey guys
im wondering if any one does herping tours?
as in takes people out looking for reptiles?
thankyou
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Offline Dave MacIntosh

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Re: looking for herping tours
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2014, 12:34:18 PM »
Depends how rich you are callie90, give me 3 grand and I will personally take you for a trip you won't forget for a long while through the Pilbara and the Kimberlys lol

Offline boxhead

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Re: looking for herping tours
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2014, 01:58:10 PM »
As long as you take Jake along to do the commentary, it would be worth the price of the trip. Lol ;D

Offline W.A.R.F

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Re: looking for herping tours
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2014, 06:33:36 PM »
You can try Gondwana Connections. They also do bird tours if you are into birds as well.

Offline callie90

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Re: looking for herping tours
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2014, 10:26:47 AM »
hmm Dave not quite there yet lol might be saving for a while.
will look into them and c
2 x South West Carpet Pyphon - Gucci and Viti
1 x Pilbara Stimson Python - Versaci
1 x Woma Python - Armani
3 x Western Bearded Dragons - Male Lazi, 2 females Abbi and Pixi

Soon to be a black headed pyphon hatchling and olive pyphon hatchling

Offline Molerat52

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Re: looking for herping tours
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2014, 03:49:49 PM »
Is there any reason it needs to be a tour?
You dont need to pay someone to find reptiles :D

Offline weasleish

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Re: looking for herping tours
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2014, 05:06:16 AM »
Is there any reason it needs to be a tour?
You dont need to pay someone to find reptiles :D

Not everyone would have the know-how of where and what to look for and what area's certain reptiles may reside in

Offline Molerat52

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Re: looking for herping tours
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2014, 01:52:48 PM »
Fair enough. Feel free to pm if you do feel like going by yourself and I can tell you the jist of where to look.
Would you be after any particular species or just a smorgasbord ?

Offline Tafkas1

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Re: looking for herping tours
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2014, 04:29:21 PM »
3 grand would be a very reasonable price in my opinion considering the knowledge of the person you would be with and the area in which you would be herping.

I recently went on a quick 5 day trip to Karratha and spent 1600 at least 1300 of that was petrol alone.

Offline callie90

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Re: looking for herping tours
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2014, 08:04:47 PM »
hmm very good point I just cant afford that sort of money at the moment =[. Building a  reptile friendly house is taking our money.
we would go by ourselves but we aren't very good at spotting them as we are only just starting out on the herping. but if anyone wants to offer to take us who has some experience with it all.
Thanks for all the replies.
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1 x Pilbara Stimson Python - Versaci
1 x Woma Python - Armani
3 x Western Bearded Dragons - Male Lazi, 2 females Abbi and Pixi

Soon to be a black headed pyphon hatchling and olive pyphon hatchling

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Re: looking for herping tours
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2014, 09:13:55 PM »
Haha, I went on trip out to Meekathara recently in my Mazda 3 with a few mates, popped a tyre, ripped my heat sheild. And guess what? Camera went flat because I forgot to charge it. But you live and learn!

Start locally is always best, find some bushland near uncleared areas and go out at night on the roads :) you're are sured to find something :)

Offline callie90

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Re: looking for herping tours
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2014, 08:33:53 PM »
we just don't see anything when we go out
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1 x Pilbara Stimson Python - Versaci
1 x Woma Python - Armani
3 x Western Bearded Dragons - Male Lazi, 2 females Abbi and Pixi

Soon to be a black headed pyphon hatchling and olive pyphon hatchling

Offline Tafkas1

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Re: looking for herping tours
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2014, 11:48:07 PM »
What area do you live and what are you hoping to see?

Offline callie90

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Re: looking for herping tours
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2014, 06:19:29 PM »
we live in byford and I don't know really anything we just don't ever see things
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1 x Pilbara Stimson Python - Versaci
1 x Woma Python - Armani
3 x Western Bearded Dragons - Male Lazi, 2 females Abbi and Pixi

Soon to be a black headed pyphon hatchling and olive pyphon hatchling

Offline Snowman

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Re: looking for herping tours
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2014, 07:08:33 PM »
we live in byford and I don't know really anything we just don't ever see things

How old are you Callie90?

If you are old enough to drive then there is plenty to see to get started. On warm nights just as the sun is setting go spotting. Drive quiet roads without much traffic through bushland around you. Use google maps to find national parks and reserves. If you do about 50-80km an hour you will see geckos and legless lizards. A few snakes here and there depending on the location. I tend to go from sunset till about 10:30, If there's nothing about I might head home earlier. It's a lazy way to herp for non specific animals and see what's kicking around in your area(s).

During the cooler months you can rake for some burrowing species in sand on the side of tracks and roads.

Then there's the best fun of just good old bush walking and looking around. Carefully lifting logs and rocks and placing them back as if they had never been moved.

There isn't much to it. But it takes time and effort. Your time and effort will pay off quickly and you will find that you are learning different habitats for different animals.

 

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