Reptiles

We have two species of snake at Rubicon, lowland copperheads (Austrelaps superbus) and tiger snakes (Notechis scutatus). We usually see around eight individuals a year, mainly copperheads.

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Copperhead

 

 

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Copperheads prefer to feed on frogs. This one is eating a pobblebonk

 

 

 

 

We have identified two species of lizard, but there may be more skinks. We haven't done any targetted surveys for lizards.

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We sometimes see mountain dragons (Rankinia diemensis) near the house. They are incredibly well camouflaged.

 

 

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Metallic skinks (Niveoscincus metallicus) are very common especially in sandy woodland. Unfortunately they are a favourite prey of the pied butcherbird when hunting near to our ecological burns.