četvrtak, 10.11.2011.



Healthy Latin Cooking

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Nullarbor Plain - South to West

Nullarbor Plain - South to West

Best viewed really LARGE

This was my holiday...Day 6 WA into SA aboard the Indian Pacific for the trip home...believe me, the Plain from the West, right around to the South again, looks exactly the same!

The Nullarbor Plain is a vast, treeless, flat, limestone plain covering 270 000 square kilometres. It is 50 m - 200 m above sea level, extending for 2000 km across the southern parts of Western Australia and South Australia, south of the Great Victoria Desert, and adjacent to the Great Australian Bight. Its name is Latin for 'no trees'. About 25 million years ago it was the bed of a large sea, but has been uplifted by earth movements. It is also Australia's largest karst (weathered limestone) terrain, containing 200 000 km2, about twice the size of England, of various features caused by dissolution and weathering of limestone. In fact, it is the world's largest single piece of limestone, covering the plain with a 15 m - 60 m limestone layer.

The Indian Pacific Train (which links the Indian and Pacific Oceans from Perth to Sydney and can be up to 2.4 km's long) stops at a re-watering station at the town of Cook. Cook has no water of course, the Nullarbor only gets around 200mm of rain in an average year, so the water is trucked in from Wyalla some 400km's away!!

Cook's sole reason of existence is to serve the Indian-Pacific Railway - most of its inhabitants (well.... all two of them, lol) work for the railway. Apart from the train station, this bland little settlement boasts a shop and even a hospital. Judging by the signs at the station, living on the Nullarbor must be quite healthy. One gives you the advice: "If you're crook, come to Cook." A second one is more blunt: "Our hospital needs your help. Get sick!" You'll also learn that you're actually looking at the longest stretch of straight railway in the world. Due to the incredible flatness and the extent of the plain this piece of track has no curves for 479 km!

Kiss the cook? Black Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta, Pantherophis alleghaniensis)

Kiss the cook?  Black Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta, Pantherophis alleghaniensis)

Credit where credit is due. I didn't find this Rat Snake for myself either. Another of the "cousins" Eric was manning the Barbeque on the porch and spotted this large male traveling down the gravel driveway. This snake was only feet from where the first Rat Snake had been spotted earlier in the day.

Male # 2 measured 5' 5" (165 cm) and was much fiestier than the earlier visitor. A bite from a large, healthy, wild Black Rat Snake is a minor annoyance that I am honored to endure.

Being slightly more defensive than his previously photographed counterpart this male was happy to stand his ground and let me make a few photos of him. Shortly after this photo was snapped he gave a warning shake of his tail and disappeared under the boulder.

Please Note:
I like to include scientific names with the descriptions of animals I photograph. Often the latin name is the only way to be sure we're all talking about the same animal. In this case that isn't necessarily true. Since the time that I got into Reptiles the Black Rat Snake has been known as Elaphe obsoleta, and the ratsnakes found in Canada were E. obsoleta. It seems that now the New World Rat Snakes are in the Genus Pantherophis and that the Black Rat Snake is called Pantherophis alleghaniensis. Ok, fair enough. I then also find some documentation speculating that the Eastern Ontario populations of Rat Snake (of which this is one) are a hybrid between the Grey Rat Snake Pantherophis spiloides and Pantherophis alleghaniensis.

Whatever the scientists think it is can be fought out amongst themselves. To me it's a beautiful reptile that we have come close to extirpating from Canada.

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