There had been heavy rain around the time of our visit and one section of the walk was flowing like a boggy creek!
There were majestic Brush Box, Turpentines and Blackbutts beside the track.
|Brush Box Lophostemon confertus and Turpentine Syncarpia glomulifera|
We saw a few Eastern Water Skinks and one Blue-speckled Forest Skink. The highlight of the walk was seeing a Rough-scaled Snake dashing across the path. Rough-scaled Snakes, also known as Clarence River Snakes, are listed as dangerous and their bite can be lethal but we always treat snakes with respect. We stood back and watched it proceed to the creek, no doubt, for a nice nighttime feed of frogs. The snake had quite a large tick attached but appeared to be in good health.
|Rough-scaled Snake Tropidechis carinatus|