Brisbane Floods 2011- Wildlife - Relocation Day by Neil Ross

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Brisbane Floods 2011- Wildlife - Relocation Day by 

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Small 10.7" x 8.0"
Medium 16.0" x 12.0"
Large 21.3" x 16.0"
X large 26.7" x 20.0"


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These photos have not been posted for their artistic merit; far from it. They are simply my personal account of the Brisbane Floods 2011 and how it has impacted my life. All photos have been taken in my local neighbourhood, no more than 500 metres from my home. I hope they are of interest to you.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011.


I received a call from a nearby neighbour in the early hours of the morning and was informed that ‘my snake’ had made an appearance. Since when did this python become ‘mine’ I wonder? It had been discovered in the large moraya near her front door.

As my neighbour has a young daughter, there are concerns for her safety with such a large snake in close proximity to the house. I completely understand these concerns and we mutually agree that the snake needs to be relocated. Sad but true. Unfortunately kids, cats, dogs and pythons don’t really mix.

Early that same evening some of my neighbour’s friends who are snake enthusiasts came by to capture our python. She hadn’t moved all day so finding her was no problem, nor was removing her from the shrub. I would have thought that an animal of her size would become aggressive when being approached and manhandled as she was, but rather her disposition was dignified and she chose to flee. Pythons are by nature quite docile. After some careful maneuvering she was captured and placed into a hessian sack. Her new home is just down the road at the South Brisbane Cemetery, and that’s an awesome place for any self-respecting snake.

Photos taken with Canon IXUS 80 IS and edited with Lightzone. SIMPLICITY is my niche!

I love anything that is unusual, unique, or just plain odd, and that’s the sort of image I try to capture. I’m so far from being the world’s best photographer it’s not funny, but I do have the photographer’s ‘eye’ and am more than proficient at capturing the images I see in my world. Thanks for taking the time to view my portfolio. Feel free to leave a message and say G’day.

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  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 4 years ago

    She is beautiful, Neil – but not in my backyard!

  • They’re very common in urban areas, and they particularly love lots of trees and warm rooves. I’ve never seen a wild one in the city but then the flood displaced a lot of wildlife. I would have let her be, but then there are the pets to consider. They couldn’t eat a cat or small dog but could definitely strangle one. Again the camera flash doesn’t do her justice.

    – Neil Ross

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...almost 4 years ago

    WOW! what a capture

  • She’s a beauty. I must admit my hands were shaking as I moved in close to take the shot. She seemed pretty unphased.

    – Neil Ross

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 4 years ago

    She looks like she may have eaten not long before the shot was taken?

  • She’d already had a good feed when I met her the first night. The bulge in her stomach was quite pronounced. I was freaking out a bit for my pets, but to have a python in the backyard was awesome!!! I love them… but am a bit wary of them too. It’s been an amazing few months.

    – Neil Ross

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 4 years ago

    We could do with a python here, too many rats and mice after the floods!

  • We’ve had heaps of cane toads. They’ve been everywhere. Rats and mice aren’t too much of a prob here now. My neighbour used to have chooks. That would bring the rodents in for a good feed :D

    – Neil Ross

    BW-PHOTOGRAPHYover 3 years ago

    Wow,super interesting,and a bit scary all at the same time,gr8 close up shot =)

  • Glad you like the pic. She’s such a beautiful creature, and I felt sad when she was gone.

    – Neil Ross

  • Angie66
    Angie66over 3 years ago

    What a beautiful Creature, fantastic account of the terrible floods. Glad she was relocated some where safe :0)

  • So was I, Angie. A truly magnificent creature. If it wasn’t for my cats, I would have been more than happy for her to stay. I appreciate all the faves too. I’m so happy you like them :D

    – Neil Ross

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