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Click here to get your free copy of the following booklets - "Snakes and Snake-like Reptiles of the WA Pilbara & Goldfields." or, "Snakes and Snake-like Reptiles of the WA Kimberly." or, "Snakes and Snake-like Reptiles of Southern Western Australia." - Important resources for regional workers, residents and medical professionals living in, or visiting these areas.
I have been around reptiles all my life. One thing became obvious at a very early age: there is more myth associated with Australia's 205 plus species (Oz Checklist) of snake than any other faunal group! The most widespread and ridiculous of these concerns Auselapid venom toxicities. No doubt, this is a result of our European ancestry. There are 133 described species (81 in WA) and several known but undescribed taxa of fixed front-fanged venomous snakes (elapids/hydrophids) here, yet our deadliest venomous animal, considering human fatalities, is the exotic honeybee. Check my link to Australian Venomous Snakes to learn more!
Much of the information available here is orientated towards Australian and particularly Western Australian herpetology.
This footage is kindly provided by National Geographic Television.
This great photo of BB and BJ kindly provided by Des Vlietstra, Elasto Plastic Concrete Pty Ltd
NOTE: Telephone numbers included may change without notice. Snakebusters are not employed by the WA government and may not always be available.
Keep your eyes open for the lateral-thinking book,
This book is out of print, although I do have a few copies here. If you want a copy, drop me an email.
WA SNAKE IDENTIFICATION INDEX
WASAH Newsletters 1994-2005
CANE TOAD: A POSITIVE PERSPECTIVE (don't put all your eggs in one basket)
CLIMATE CHANGE: BRING IT ON! (Open letter - especially to politicians & scientists)
STUCK IN THE PILBARA - YOU BEAUTY!
PET REPTILES ALLOWED IN WA SINCE 2003. (with Licence Application)
Pencil-sized, black-headed diurnal snakes
In search of McKenzie's Chenopod Dragon
Snakes and Snake-like Reptiles of the WA Pilbara & Goldfields
Snakes and Snake-like Reptiles of the WA Kimberley
Snakes and Snake-like Reptiles of Southern Western Australia
Myth: "kingbrowns" and brownsnakes
Myth: bobtails and snakes
Goannas - Oz's largest lizards
Where did Carnac Island snakes come from?
Snakes: predators on mice
A Radical Conservation Plan for the Western Swamp Turtle & a Response by Dr Gerald Kuchling
Deaths in Western Australia involving snakes
Educational & Project Material
Australian Venomous Snakes
On fangs: grooved or hollow?
An ongoing study of polymorphism
A Report to CALM on Pest Snake Removal
FIRSTAID for SNAKEBITE
Inclusion Body Disease in Western Australia
Cats, Dogs and snakebite
"Snakes are more reliable than dogs!"
A great dragon!
A new Pilbara goanna named after Brian Bush!
Atomic Worm Lizard on the Montebellos rediscovered!
A new Taipan for Western Australia!
This resource should allow teachers to plan lessons on reptiles. Basic activity sheets are also available if required. Contact me from school at the email address below.
to others with similar interest
Brian Bush, Snakes Harmful & Harmless, 9 Birch Place, Stoneville, WA 6081, Australia.
Phone National: 08 9295 3007; International: +61 08 9295 3007
Fax National: 08 9295 3858; International: +61 08 9295 3858
Used only when in field - Satellite Phone: 0145 251 378