A family member sat down by our small pond to look for frogs only to find that a few feet away this Lowland Copperhead snake (Austrelaps superbus) was doing the same thing. I grabbed the camera to get a few shots. In the video you can see two frogs escape from the snake. It was fascinating to watch it as it slowly checked every nook and cranny among the pebbles. This is the condensed version. I was actually watching it for around half an hour. Please ignore the fact that my pond level is low and that is is taken over with Azolla :-)
( Lowland Copperhead Snake - Click the play button)
2. Jumping Spider (Helpis minitabunda)
This Jumping Spider (Helpis minitabunda) was on a Cymbidium orchid in my backyard. It is known as the Threatening Jumping Spider.
(Jumping Spider - Click the play button)
3. False Black Widow / Cupboard Spider - (Steatoda grossa)
Variously known as the Cupboard spider, the Dark comb-footed spider, the Brown house spider and the False black widow. It is related to the infamous Red-backed spider and the Black widow spider. I caught this one running across my kitchen bench. After a short photo shoot I released it in the garden.
( False Black Widow / Cupboard Spider - Click the play button)
4. Red-necked Stints (Calidris ruficollis)
Red-necked Stints (Calidris ruficollis) at Calverts Lagoon, Tasmania. See if you can spot the poor wee one legged one. Hope you don't find the music too annoying but to me it just seemed to fit. :-)
(Red-necked Stints - Click the play button)
5. Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris)
The European, Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) was first found in the Tasmania in 1992. It is now well established in much of the state in both urban and natural environments. These were filmed in my backyard. They are also known as the Large earth bumblebee. I was in a silly mood when I chose the background music. Hope you enjoy it.
(Buff-tailed Bumblebee - Click the play button)
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