Moondyne Festival


Sightings

These are the most recent sightings sent to us by members and the public. If you would like to log a sighting of any flora or fauna in the Toodyay area, please click the link provided. You must enter your name for for us to verify your sighting, and contact details at the end of your notes, as we may need to get more details from you. Please try and limit the number of characters you enter to 100. A photograph will be a great advantage in identification those hard to identify creatures

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# Date Location Species Notes
1341 16-03-1998 Lot 11 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) 10.00hrs-clear, still day-relocated animal high in Powderbark Wandoo with agitated Brown Honeyeaters in crown of tree-photographed-small bump noted.
1342 09-03-1998 Lot 10 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills, Toodyay Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) 18.00hrs-occasional misty rain, cloudy-24C-shiny 1.6 metre-in bird avairy consumed Crimson Rosella-photographed-relocated Lot 11 Stirlingia Drive-Gisella Von Blanchet.
1343 09-03-1998 Lot 212 Parkland Drive, Julimar Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata)
1344 09-03-1998 Lot 212, Parkland Drive, Julimar Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) 10.00hrs-T26C-no wind-overcast-damp-animal approximately 30' high in a Marri-attracted by squawks from a Ringneck Parrot which had been caught-Gary Randle.
1345 09-03-1998 Wandoo Circle, Vernon Hills, Toodyay Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) 1.6m in length; cloudy, very light rain. Found in bird aviary; had consumed a Crimson Rosella; believed to have been around for a while as 4 eggs missing earlier. Photographed Giesella Von Banchet (Python Survey)
1346 08-03-1998 Parkland Drive, Julimar Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) Approx 9 metres up a marri tree; had caught a ring-neck parrot, whose squawking attracted the observer; Gary Randle (Python Survey)
1347 05-03-1998 Sandspring Road, Julimar Python, Western Stimson's (Antaresia stimsoni stimsoni) 1m in length; at 8pm; body stretched around gatepost to fowl yard; owner placed hand through gate to open and was bitten on thumb by python Maxine Walker (Python Survey)
1348 26-02-1998 Lot 35 Hibbertia Road, Majestic Heights, Toodyay. Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata)
1349 26-02-1998 Lot 35 Hibbertia road, Majestic Heights, Toodyay Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) 18.30hrs-23C-cool, windy-coiled in and around Adenanthus branches-head resting on plastic container that holds bird seed-1.5 metres-photographed-Maureen Roberts.
1350 26-02-1998 Hibbertia Place, Toodyay Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) 1.5m length; 23 DEG C, hot, blustery, overcast. Among outer branches of an adenanthos. A cutaway plastic milk bottle hangs in the tree with seed for birds; python's head resting on container Maureen Roberts (Python Survey)
1351 13-02-1998 Hemiandra Road, Majestic Heights, Toodyay. Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) 08.15hrs-24C-2 metres-observed on upright tree stump with waterbowl for birds on top. Python had its tail still in the hole at the base of its stump house of 7 years-takes Ringneck Parrots-Margaret/Dave Ashford.
1352 13-02-1998 Lot 43 Dawson Road, Wicklow. Python, Western Stimson's (Antaresia stimsoni stimsoni)
1353 13-02-1998 Lot 43 Dawson Road, Wicklow, Toodyay Python, Western Stimson's (Antaresia stimsoni stimsoni) 22.00hrs-1.1 metres-moving across lawn-dog alerted family-relocated-photographed-Richard and Trish Watt.
1354 13-02-1998 Dawson Road, Wicklow, Toodyay Python, Western Stimson's (Antaresia stimsoni stimsoni) 1.2m in length; clear night, gentle wind, 32 DEG C; stretched out on lawn, then coiled like a spring when it surprised the chained family dog; photographed and then released. Richard and Trish Watt (Python Survey)
1355 13-02-1998 Hemiandra Place, Toodyay Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) 1.75 to 2m in length and thick. Sunny and no wind; 24 DEG C;observed in vicinity of a 1.5m high tree stump, with a bowl of water on top for them birds. Python waits for prey to drink, then strikes. Has been observed here for past seven years. Margaret and David Ashford (Python Survey)
1356 06-02-1998 Lot 28 McKnoe Drive, Morangup Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) 06.40hrs-1.5 metre on the road-encouraged off-road-very thick-no lumps-nearby swamp no water at present-Betty Peterson out walking-had seen a python before when out walking.
1357 02-02-1998 McKnoe Drive, Morangup Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) 1.5m in length; thick! 15 DEG C, sunny, cool. Lying stretched out on bitumen; encouraged off the road Betty Peterson, Lot 28 (Python Survey)
1358 27-01-1998 Blackboy Way, Morangup Python, Western Stimson's (Antaresia stimsoni stimsoni) 1 metre specimen; on verandah, then moved off into rocks. 26 DEG C John Stevens (Python Survey)
1359 16-01-1998 Lot 47 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) 10.30hrs-misty rain,moderate wind overcast-22C-70cms-lying on cross-beam at top of veranda-small lump 3cmsin length-head in full view-stationery-Ron/Joyce Bone.
1360 16-01-1998 Stirlingia Drive, Toodyay Python, Carpet (Morelia spilota imbricata) 1m in length, with a 3cm long bulge, 1.5cm thick; 22 DEG C, extremely overcast, moderate wind, occasional misty rain; entwined around palings at top of verandah enclosure. May have been around for a number of weeks (dogs have been upset at something) Ron and Joyce Bone, Lot 47 (Python Survey)

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