tjuninguṟu ankupai tjuṯa

lizards and snakes

kuniya
woma python (Aspitites ramsayi)

id:9865 order:393

Kuniyangku ngampu tjuṯa liringka para-tjunkula waṉaṟa katipai.
The woma python can carry it’s eggs by putting them around it’s neck (body just behind it’s head).
inturkulya
carpet snake (Morelia bredli)

id:9862 order:390

Inturkulya tjuṯa Utjula tjanala kutju nyinapai.
The carpet snake just lives around Areyonga and places (near there).
liru
king brown snake (Pseudechis australis) or any poisonous snake

id:9863 order:391

Liru tjuṯangku aṉangu patjaṟa iluntankupai kala nyakula pungkupai.
Poisonous snakes bite people and kill them so when we see them we kill them.
paṉakuṟa
desert death adder (Acanthopis pyrrus)

id:9864 order:392

Liru paṉakuṟa taḻingka nyinapai munu aṉangu patjaṟa mapalku iluntankupai.
The desert death adder lives in sandhill country and when it bites people it kills them straight away.
tinka
miḻpaḻi
sand goanna (Varanus gouldii)

id:9854 order:376

Tinkangku piṯi walytjangku tjawaṟa nyinapai munu ngampu tjunkupai.
The sand goanna digs its own burrow to live in and lays it eggs there.
ngiṉṯaka
perentie (Varanus giganteus)

id:9855 order:378

Ngiṉṯaka panya wariringkunyangka piṯi aṟatjangka tjarpara waniringkupai.
When it gets cold the perentie goes into an already existing hole and hibernates.