The Australian Herpetological Society (AHS) was founded, as the Australian Reptile Club, in 1949 and was the first natural history society in Australia devoted specifically to herpetology.
In its early days the Society drew together such names as Roy Mackay, Bill Hosmer, John and Ken Dwyer, Henry Hirschorn, Rusty Holmes, Wal Lorking, Neville Burns, and Kevin Budden (the latter was soon to die from a taipan bite when collecting specimens for an attempt to develop an antivenene).
Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month in Sydney, and are open to all.
The AHS conducts regular field trips in the warmer months of the year, and are for members only.
Hi all,We thought our members may be interested in participating in this very short survey on cats f ... See MoreSee Less
This is soooooo important. I have a cat and I love cats but they should be kept indoors at all times. They are very efficient predators and not native to Australia therefore the native fauna doesn’t have any protection against them.
But most cat owners say ‘Oh but my cat wouldn’t hurt a thing!’
Wow rspca there are different to UK. UK rspca encourage outdoor cats and state on their website that any outdoor cat found, even if pregnant should not be brought to them! They don't care!
Thanks for the notice and the link. It’s quite sickening that it’s mainly about keeping cats safe and the protection of native wildlife seems to be just a byproduct/side effect.
I’d just as soon feed every stray cat and feral I find in to a wood chipper, They serve zero purpose
A responsible cat owner will keep their cat(s) indoors, preferably with access to a completely enclosed outdoor run OR walk them outdoors on a harness & leash.
Long long overdue ❤
indoors or dead
Vine snake (Ahaetulla nasuta) preying on an Indian Black Turtle (Melanochelys trijuga)Photo: Abdul S ... See MoreSee Less
Seems like unusual prey for a vine snake.
The head looks tasty, but the body sure takes some swallowing! :/
Not the cute little snake I imagined it to be, eating small lizards at most and drinking water droplets from the trees.
What was the outcome?
What's the origin of the genus name ''Ahaetulla'?
Seems like you can’t go past frogs, glue and fishing wire for an award winning photo...
Nicole Hamilton look at this cutie!!
Kinda waiting for grandpa to tell me to get off the lawn
Me first thing in the morning , about the same colour ha ha 😅🤪xxx
This guy has big Rick energy
🎼"I'm a little teapot ...🎶"
Natasha Brooke Mills lol 😂
I feel like this guy is about to tell me I did something wrong and he is gonna woop my ass for it 😂
so cute, but looks like he is going to punch someone...lol
That’s it I’ve had it up to here with you
Wei Fu, from Thailand, captured this struggle between a golden tree snake and a red-spotted tokay ge ... See MoreSee Less
In that case here one of the Ornate Flying Snakes (Chrysopelea ornata) died together with the Tokay. The other one desperately tried to find the head of the Tokay, but gave up and disappeared into the bushes.
I loved keeping tokays when I lived in the U.S. My alltime favourite gecko for sure
Bradie Tyler Matt
Who has Who
Ha ha ha Meeks Watson
Me and my fiancée coming home with a new reptile despite our roommate and bf saying no more reptiles.
Lillian Rose Crossman
The latest edition of the Red Bellied Courier is finally with us and we couldn't be prouder. Congrat ... See MoreSee Less
Can’t want , awesome perk for supporting a great organisation that does a lot for the hobby 👍🐍🦎I shall stalk the postman soon 😂
Love it and thanks for the personal deluvery Chris Williams. Nice to see someone from outside the family!
Definitely need a copy of this one. 😉
Cant wait to get my hands on a copy ❤️❤️❤️
Great cover pic!
Awesome. Looks great. Can't wait to read it 🙂
Otto (Iron Range)
Gaaah I think my membership has lapsed - is there any way I can find out? 🙈
Awesome will that get shipped out soon?
Can you post it out and give us a price for postage thanks
WARNING: The meme you're about to read is not scientifically accurate. Proceed with caution. ... See MoreSee Less
Tortoises are turtles, just like oranges are fruit and snakes are reptiles. If I'm not educating the Australian Herpetological Society, who is?
Technically, tortoises are turtles. But turtles are not tortoise. If that make sense..
Classic , i would of been that dad?
This cracked me up. 🤣😂
Jim St John Michael Linke
Tara Cunynghame that’s funny
This one's tougher...What's the worlds most iconic lizard? Frilly, Komodo, chameleon or something el ... See MoreSee Less
I would say from a global point of view, iguana! Most people I have met think every lizard is an iguana 🙈
Iguana. From an iconic point of view when it comes to Lizard imagery
Well ! there are the 'Lizard People' who live in the Sewers beneath many major Cities , mind you ! no one has managed to snare one yet but I'm told they are there 😉. ....... , However , I will nominate the Eastern Water Dragon .
Either chameleon or the geico gecko
Iggiwaunas 🙂 I know it is spelt wrong lol
Thorny devil or frilly !!!
In the states it’s probably the Komodo dragon. Unfortunately I have found the general public has no clue what a frilly is:(
I’d say Iguanas.
For me it will probably be a toss between a blue tongue or water dragon 🙂
Frilled Neck Dragon. It's my favourite
World Komodo Australian frilly or thorny devil 🙂
Frilly without a doubt.
The lizard in Journey to the Centre of the Earth was pretty iconic; I think it was a monitor, maybe a Gila monitor.
The Geico lizard . . . he sells car insurance
Drago di Komodo.
Iconic? Frilly. Mostly because too many people I've met don't realise a Komodo dragon is a lizard. They must think it is some sort of dinosaur 🤣
Green iguana for Greece.
the GEICO gecko--
Monstruo de gila, heloderma suspectum
I think lots of people are thinking you are asking what their favourite lizard is. For me the most iconic would be between the Komodo and an Iguana.
My x wife lol 😂
Godzilla (I'm from Tokyo, he's pretty Iconic) 😉
We're having a debate...Worlds most iconic snake... Rattler, Cobra or something else perhaps? ... See MoreSee Less
Cobra, more iconic and more ancient
Cobra but a rattlesnake would be a very close second, anaconda 3rd.
The Black Mamba has gotta be up there.
Cobra, definitely. Such an icon
Snake…..Ashley Bloomfield 😂😂😂
Definitely a cobra species
Anaconda. There was a movie about it and all 😛
Or, maybe, this one
Cobra with rattlesnake sound, like in every movie
The King Cobra hands down
If we are considering our other senses it would be hard to go past the classic rattlesnake as the sound it makes is unique. For anyone out there that is sight impaired or listening on the radio or just resting with your eyes closed the sound of a rattler is unmistakable
I would say the Rattlesnake
Anaconda the second is the monocled cobra
Definitely King Cobra
King Cobra, Mamba’s
Black mamba would be pretty high up I reckon
Gaboon vipers. My FAVORITE.
World wide would be rattlesnake, all the movies have the sound of a rattler just before the baddy gets bitten.
Cobra. That hood is definitely more intense than a rattle in my opinion
International? Cobra. Australian? Mulga.
Toss up between Crotalus and Naja. Both are icons in their own right. I’m biased towards Crotalus cuz I’m a Yank
Iconic? As a kid everytime a deadly snake was talked about or shown in movies it was usually a King Cobra! 😍🖤👌🏻
Cobra is a classic ancient icon.
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