Pilbara Barking Gecko
Underwoodisaurus seorsus (Carphodactylidae), commonly referred as Pilbara Barking Gecko, is a species endemic to the Pilbara region of Western Australia, recently described in 2011.
The Pilbara Barking Gecko is a large carphodactylid gecko (~100 mm SVL), with large head, long slender limbs and digits. The tail is long (78-95% of SVL), constricted at base but widening posteriorly, terminating in a point.
Photo credit: ©Jordan Vos
kaprosuchus said: did that little snake bite you a lot because being bitten by tiny noodles is just the cutest
He bit me SO MUCH oh my stars I just keeled over in pure bliss. I even bled a tiny bit. He was such a champ
lythronax-argestes-the-gore-kingreblogged this from you and added:
Oh my god, this place is so beautiful, where is it?
It’s on a private lake out near Lac-Sainte-Marie, Quebec. My friend’s family actually owns all the land surrounding the lake for quite a ways, so there’s only one cottage on the entire lake. It’s glorious
kaprosuchus said: I have moments where I wonder if I’m a ghost because it feels like I am literally talking to nobody when it comes to job apps. where do those cover letters go??? black holes???
Sometimes I like to sit and imagine what those very-employed people to whom I send my CVs are doing with the documents I send them. At this point they must just be so inundated by them that they are forced to get creative. Stirring their coffees with rolled up cover letters. Sleeping under a thick blanket hand-sewn from my numerous letters of reference. Stapling together all my follow-up emails into elaborate, avant-garde curtains.
ajax-daughter-of-telamon said: there are so many of us. Please don’t feel like it’s some unique personal failing. There are SO MANY long-term unemployed STEM graduates.
It’s ridiculous, and such a slap in the face in the welcome-to-the-real-world-you-punk kind of way. I grew up with the inherent belief that university = employment, and even more so, that the STEM fields were a guarantee of work. It’s absolutely unbelievable to find that we are actually losing funding as time passes. Where else does that money go? What else even makes the slightest sense to throw all that money in to??????? AUGH *hulk smashes everything*
I’m on my 13th (☝΄◞ิ◟ิ‵)☝╰U╯☜(◉ɷ◉ ) fun times eh
We should create a team of mad scientist/supervillains, then we can just steal all the money we need for science/basic living. Problem solved
Finally got a hold of some photos from my lake adventures! As you can see, I caught everything I could get my hands on and talked incessantly about them. The little milk snake was so angry, because we scared him out of his prime sunning spot on the dock and in to the freezing water. We had to stage an apologetic rescue mission before he attempted to swim the entire length of the 2km lake in a huff, and possibly end up in the belly of an equally pretentious water snake.
(Source: Colleen Jones Photography, posted with permission)
Friendly reminder that I, a university graduate from the sciences, am on my 7th month of still being unemployed