Morning heart starter

Published 30 Jun 2014 
about  Bon Bon Station Reserve  
Mulga snake enjoying a sunny morning<br/> Mulga snake enjoying a sunny morning
Mulga snake (closer shot) (taken with zoom!)<br/> Mulga snake (closer shot) (taken with zoom!)

We've been enjoying plenty of bird life on Bon Bon as the weather cools and there's plenty of greenery following the good rains in autumn...  but a snake was not what we were expecting to see out and about on a cool winter's morning! 

This clever mulga snake Pseudechis australis (or king brown) had found a nice spot in the sun and out of the brisk south-west wind.   

I'd been tidying up some weeds and was starting to feel a little warm, so I had just taken off my jumper and was about to hang it on the old gate at the end of the building...   but at that point I decided that was not such a good idea...   time to grab a camera (and zoom lens) instead!  

A handsome specimen indeed. 

Mulga snake enjoying a sunny morning<br/> Mulga snake enjoying a sunny morning
Mulga snake (closer shot) (taken with zoom!)<br/> Mulga snake (closer shot) (taken with zoom!)