1980's Australian Museum Photos
A number of photos from a trip to the Australian Museum in Sydney, back in the early 1980's before the age of digital cameras. Some fascinating Taxidermy specimens including this old Thylacine.
Here is a interesting photo of Venezuelan explorer and naturalist Charles Brewer-Carías talking with French explorer and filmmaker Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Quote - "Jacques Cousteau came in 1979 with the Calypso to help us explore the submerged city at the island of Cubagua near the coast of Venezuela, the first city in South America famed because of the pearls."-Charles Brewer. The second photo show Charles looking at specimens in his natural history cabinet. Here is a link to Charles website and the page on my website about his work - https://brewerexpedition.wixsite.com/charlesbrewercarias
All the images and photos above are the Intellectual property of Charles Brewer-Carías
Here is a interesting quote from Venezuelan explorer and naturalist Charles Brewer-Carías regarding some of the south american invertebrates that he has kept and studied. Quote - "I have raised the Theraphosa leblondi tarantula from the high Orinoco basin, for four years but it died, knowing that it can live for some forty years ! Also raised a great theraphoside from the Andes and will send you the picture. But the most odd and horrible mice eater was the large Scolopendra gigas that I also raised. And that animal is faster than your sight and vicious bitter, but not deadly. (almost). The scolopendra was near 40 cm or more than a foot long and was captured while walking on the shoulder of my eldest daughter......Uffffff....!"
Venezuelan explorer and naturalist Charles Brewer-Carías has been supplying me with some great photos and taxonomic files on his explorations and the new species he has discovered. I have been updating the page about his work on my website with this new material. The aquatic cave cricket is remarkable. Click on the photo to go to the webpage.
Renovating This Website
I have just started renovating this website this week. It may take me a while to get it pulled into shape.
New Issue of Flying Snake
Cryptozoological investigator Richard Muirhead's journal of cryptozoology, folklore, and forteana.
A journal featuring the more obscure aspects of cryptozoology, and Forteana with an emphasis on "archival roports." Issues of Flying Snake can be purchased from Richard. Please contact him by email at - email@example.com
Flying Snake Volume 5 Number 14 - January 2019
Welsh flying snake story
Unknown Australian Spider
Stalin`s favourite poem in a dream?
Extinct Giant White British Dog
Frogs in Human Stomachs
Weird Goldfish behaviour
Pine Marten in Cheshire
Past issues of Flying Snake
Grafted Flowering Gums
Here's an interesting article I collected from a Queensland Newspaper about the spectacular West Australian Flowering Gum Corymbia ficifolia.
Rare And Curious Specimens
Here's some images from a interesting old book I picked up of ebay about the history of the Australian Museum
Here's a gallery of photos I took of the darling downs megafauna display that was held at toowoomba a number of years ago.
Some of my interests include the Victorian era naturalists scientists and explorers also subjects such as Natural History, Tesla inventions, and Victorian Era Natural History.