Catch of the day! And a few more photos from down under

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We caught a carpet python! This is one of Australia's non-venomous snakes and none of the venomous snakes look like this (that one's for you, Mom). She was a beauty, only the second one I've ever seen. According to one of our bird bander friends these guys should begin hibernating soon. June 1st marks the 1st day of winter over here but it doesn't feel like it yet. It's in the 60s!

Carpet Python. Check out that eye! 

Carpet Python. Check out that eye! 

Off day. And the trusty field truck. 

Off day. And the trusty field truck. 

Rufous Fantail. These guys are normally a higher elevation rainforest species but during the winter they come down to lower elevations, like where our study site is at. 

Rufous Fantail. These guys are normally a higher elevation rainforest species but during the winter they come down to lower elevations, like where our study site is at. 

Found this koala on our study site! Took the photo through my binoculars with my phone since I didn't have my camera with me. 

Found this koala on our study site! Took the photo through my binoculars with my phone since I didn't have my camera with me.