Saturday, June 27, 2009
Robert Neil's Snakes, 1840
Torn-ock, Tukyte, N. Name. Venemous. Length of specimen 4 foot 9 inches
Williamlungar N. Name not venemous
Norn, N. Name. Psuedohaje nigra. Male (?) Venemous - deadly
Specimen 3 3/4 feet long
Kirry-gura, Williamlungar, N. Name.
But doubtful if poisonous.
Bardick, N. Name.
coronatus, latin. Venemous but not dreaded by the Aborigines.
Diamond Backed Snake.
Aren't they beautiful? I've only labelled them with what I could decipher. N. Name means Nyungar Name. In my next post I'll tell the tale of Robert Neil, Bob and the Fish Pics.
Pictures courtesy of the British Museum of Natural History.