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Kakadu Kid
Kakadu National Park NT Australia
I am a reptile fanatic and have been living in Kakadu for 6 years.
Interests: Reptiles, Aboriginal Cultures, Flora, Fauna, Bush Food, Fishing, Hunting, Art
Recent Activity
We set off from Jabiru late morning after picking up Vicki and Karius and north toward Maningrida until it was dark. On the way there we drove through many creeks and small rivers and also a lot of buffalo crap! Whoever had there arm out the window and forgot to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at Kakadu Kid
Mum, AJ and I got up really early so we could finish packing and get to Cahill’s Crossing by low tide. MJ and Nana Christine got there ten minutes later and we left. Crossing Cahill’s was a breeze because it was peak low tide. We drove for about two hours... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2013 at Kakadu Kid
The file snake is a non venomous, aquatic snake found in fresh water billabongs and creeks in northern Australia and PNG. They are large heavy bodied snakes with females slightly bigger than males. Females on average can reach 1.5m and weigh 1.5kg however some adults can reach sizes of 2.5m... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2012 at Kakadu Kid
Kakadu Kid is now following Michelle Cresdee
May 22, 2012
In Kakadu National Park you are not allowed to use bait unless you are a traditional owner so I thought I would recommend some good lures and fishing strategies to make catching fish a breeze. Some lures I would recommend for top end fishing are: * golden bombers - hard... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2012 at Kakadu Kid
On the weekend I was invited to come to town camp and make a spear. I just watched as the elder showed me all the steps and procedures involved. This is how he did it... First the bamboo was cut and dried for about five weeks. Today he began by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2012 at Kakadu Kid
Kakadu Kid added a favorite at mama + boyo
Apr 17, 2012
In the 1930’s sugar cane growers in QLD were very concerned about crop damage due to French’s beetle and Grayback beetle. At that time the chemicals available to kill insects were very nasty so “less destructive” approaches were examined and the import of toads into Australia was organised. In the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2012 at Kakadu Kid
Yesterday I went fishing with traditional owners of Kakadu. First stop was “three bridges” that cross Nourlangie Creek which was really flooded because of the storms last week. We caught a tarpon and a black bream, then we met up with more people and drove to the southern boundary of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2012 at Kakadu Kid
Thanks to Kakadu National Park and the manager Territory Wildlife Park, I was able to meet a true reptile expert and learn a lot about snakes. When we arrived at the Territory Wildlife Park we met the head herpetologist (who was riding a quad-bike) and we followed him in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2012 at Kakadu Kid
I was lucky enough to be invited by Kakadu National Park to go on a fauna survey with scientists from the Department of Biodiversity and Conservation, and rangers from Kakadu National Park. I was shown the types of traps used to catch small mammals and reptiles before we went out... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at Kakadu Kid
Kakadu Kid is now following Ruthie
Mar 3, 2012
This species of skink is found in forests, woodlands, and grasslands of Northern Australia. It is the largest of the world’s skinks, with a long body reaching 40 – 60cm in length. Northern Blue Tongues have a large head and small legs with delicate toes. Their ears are just holes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2012 at Kakadu Kid
Kakadu Kid is now following The Typepad Team
Mar 3, 2012