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My Visit to the Warehouse of Outback Reptiles

Posted by Sonja K. at 5/12/2011 4:07:45 PM

As part of my trip to visit Sonja, I was able to tour the Outback Reptiles warehouse.

First, a few animals that were housed at the warehouse:

Sonja and I also helped unbox some of the animals in a shipment that had just come in from Africa. 

I was pleasantly surprised that there were few fatalities amongst all the animals that I helped unpack - which was probably close to 1,000 of them - less than 1%, in fact. There will always be exceptions, but for the most part, the animals were in good looking condition, too. Most were farmed animals, but there were some wild caught ones, as well. It impressed me that Ian and his staff placed the animals in bins with water after they were unpacked to help alleviate any dehydration that may have occurred during the shipping process and how involved Ian (the owner), himself, was in it all. I enjoyed seeing that he was there, partaking in the hands on of it all. I enjoyed this experience and found it quite interesting. I'm sure not all importers operate in the same manner, and some sources are sure to be better than others, but with what I saw at Outback, I have to say it surpassed my preconceived notions/expectations about what someone that imports does and the condition of the animals when they come in.  

On to pics... First one of Sonja helping with the unpacking, and then a few of the animals that came in those shipments:

Savannah Monitors:

An anery Fire Skink that came in the shipment:


File Snakes - with I think a few of another subspecies mixed in.

Desert Chams:


A few of the farmed BPs...

For the Dale Earnhardt fans...

Finally... I would have loved to have added one, or both, of these interesting ones...

There was two of them - clear bellies, full body stripe, interesting sides...


Keep your eye out for my next blog of pics from when Sonja and I got to go and see some of Ian's private collection/higher end animals.

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Michael ,
Posted At: 5/12/2011 5:31:01 PM  

Very Cool !!!!!!!!!

Posted At: 5/12/2011 5:44:43 PM  

wow they have some amazing animals! I bet that was a blast!

Jay Coulthart,
Posted At: 5/12/2011 5:52:09 PM  

what species of snake is the one in the third picture? looks interesting... 

Sonja K. ,
Posted At: 5/12/2011 6:08:46 PM  

Jay... It's a scaleless one... I believe it was some sort of rat snake - perhaps (the other) Sonja will know specifically.

Aaron Florian,
Posted At: 5/12/2011 6:58:34 PM  

i dont know why i love that mama scorpion so... :)

Sonja ,
Posted At: 5/12/2011 7:22:27 PM  

Yep, that's a scaleless rat snake. 


Great pictures, Sonja!  I see my little Zippy is included.  : )  And I especially love the pics of the orange and yellow froggy and the blue Williamsi gecko.  Great shots!

Rebecca ,
Posted At: 5/12/2011 9:14:27 PM  

all great pics & great story telling  :) 

Kimberly Alpert,
Posted At: 5/12/2011 9:29:39 PM  

Thanks for the eye candy :)

Abby McDufford,
Posted At: 5/12/2011 11:23:33 PM  

Neato, Outback are good guys in my book, not usually supportive of importers but all the stock I've seen from them were in good health and these pictures are certainly a testament to that. Love that striper in the last few pics!!

Charlotte ,
Posted At: 5/13/2011 12:06:51 PM  

what is the freaky scaleless looking snake??? 
Gorgeous carpets.  

Brett Nation,
Posted At: 5/13/2011 3:53:49 PM  

What is the little blue guy with the orange belly, Williamsi?

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