Going round the bend

The Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: The Bend

Which bend are you going to take?

May as well have a singalong as we go. Everyone should know this one

It’s in the eyes

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – June alphabet letter I anywhere in the words or Eyes

Here is a selection of eyes to enjoy and a song to scroll to. All the names are in the tags if you are interested.

Some are blue and some are green

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #149: Cool Colours – Blue and Green

Let’s start with some blues

and now for a few greens

The snake and the fence

OK. I reckon you would have guessed by the heading that there may be a photo of a snake in this post.

I do thank you for your bravery in opening the post those of you who do want to see but don’t want to see.

A bit of an idea of what you will encounter if you do travel further into my world.

  1. Green Tree Snakes have no fangs and no venom. They are very reluctant to bite but if provoked it will rise up, inflate its throat and body, and make a stink from its anal glands – so best not to get too close.
  2. Snake skin is not slimy. It is dry and is made up of keratin.
  3. They are thin and about 1 to 1.5 meters long.

The one you are about to encounter I found on a neighbours fence as I was driving home. As the Green Tree Snake was on a barbed wire fence it is good to check to make sure they are OK and not hooked up on the barbs.

“Excuse me, do you need a hand over there on that barbed wire fence?”

“Who? Me?”

“Nah mate, she’ll be right. I best be off.”

“OK then, maybe I’ll see over at my place. The coming cooler weather has made the mice think it’s time to set up house somewhere warm, where there’s snacks. My pantry would be a good place to hang out for a few days if you’re headed my way.”

You can see the size of this harmless little fellow compared to the gauge of the fencing wire which is 8 gauge. Sorry I don’t know what they call that size now-a-days. Thanks for getting to the end even if fast scrolling was involved.

A lot of S’s

The Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #136: Subjects Starting With the Letter – S

The Sun is rising so lets go with a lot of S’s to get through

Shoes

Spanish Steps in Rome

Street light in Toowoomba Australia

A Singing Currawong

Sea Eagle keeping watch

Shell on the Sand

Silver Gulls enjoying the surf

Striated Pardalote

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet enjoying a Snack

A Spangled Drongo looking Spangly

A Scarlet Jezebel Butterfly also having a Snack

Scarlet Honeyeater – a jewel in my garden

Soft Shelled Snail

A Skink about to make a Snack of a Soft Shelled Snail

Sunset

and of course the don’t look section

don’t bother going any further you lot

You were warned as per the mountains of comment I have had

Going to start now

This is a warning photo of what might be coming

Spiders Web

St Andrews Cross Spider

A natural insect control in my house, a Huntsman Spider

A harmless Green Tree Snake

See that wasn’t too bad was it. Here’s some flowers for recovery

A bit of green

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Green
Water drops and leaves180614_blog challenge_light_water drops
A Green-banded Line Blue Butterfly and a leafsmall green-banded blue butterfly_named_binna burra_april 2015
A Begonia leaf1`71204_blog challenge_blackandwhite_texture_begonia leaf01_colour
A green insect and a leaf170711_blog challenge_bugs_beetle_red green

Reflections in water – no leaf
water

Moss on a tree – leaves in the background
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WARNING: An image that may scare shock or give some people nightmares

 

Look…..don’t go any further

 

Oh go on, you are braver that you think

Musical Interlude – not about leaves

 

 

 

 
A Green Tree Snake and a leafgreen tree snake_crop_named_home_dec 2014

The Green Tree Snakes visit

I had a week and a bit of a holiday in Tasmania. I came home to find my resident Green Tree Snake had decided to shed its skin while I was away. The Lilli Pilli in the garden is having a bit of a hard time surviving the very dry conditions which has made it quite handy for a snake to divest itself of last years skin.

Green Tree Snakes are quite harmless. A little slender snake about two meters long. Their fangs are located at the back of the mouth so you have to be partially swallowed before a Green Tree Snake can inject a venom which is harmless to humans but not so to the small prey, lizards, frogs, eggs etc. They are diurnal and have large eyes. They are not always green either. Known to be olive-green to black and the flecks of blue can make a Green Tree Snake look blue. They are mostly yellow on the throat and belly but also other pale colours as well.

The early morning sunrise also helped in the making of this blog.

The wrapping around the branches. Start at the head and peel away.green_tree_snake_skin_full_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019

The belly and tail
green_tree_snake_skin2_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
Aren’t the patterns in the scales lovely.green_tree_snake_skin1_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
The head end showing the large eyes and lower jaw.green_tree_snake_skin_head_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019
The sunrise made an ordinary Green Tree Snakes skin look amazing.green_tree_snake_skin3_named_home_jackadgery_nov 2019

I have used an old photo of a Green Tree Snake in the featured photo.

A Snake or two

The Ragtag Sunday prompt: Snake
On the ground a harmless Green Tree Snakegreen tree snake02_binna burra_named_feb 2014
Or up a treegreen tree snake_named_binna burra_march 2018
Sleeping in a knot in the treecarpet snake_binna burra_named_jan 2014

or on the rafter
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A harmless python looking at me
carpet snake01_home_named_jan 2014

The featured image – A Red-bellied Black Snake in the wood pile. These will bite if provoked and will make you a bit ill

Green

The Word prompt from Frank at Dutch goes the Photo: Crawl
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The Colour of Your Choice

The colour I chose is Green and what may crawl? A Green Tree Snake

green tree snake_close_named_binna burra_march 2018

 

green tree snake02_binna burra_named_feb 2014

 

green tree snake_binna burra_named_feb 2014

 

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