Wapet creek stonefish

 Just a reminder to be careful when fishing at wapet creek. We saw at least five of these little buggers in one small area at low tide. They were right at the waters edge at the closest access point to the airport. We moved one up on to the bank for some pics but you can see how good their camouflage is. Last pic shows the spines exposed.

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 Glad there's none of them

Mon, 2013-10-28 19:02

 Glad there's none of them around when wading for swan flatties! Gives me the creeps!

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 Great pics!

Mon, 2013-10-28 19:03

 Great pics!

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awesome pics would be the

Mon, 2013-10-28 21:26

awesome pics would be the last thing you would want to step on!

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check those spines

Mon, 2013-10-28 21:52

Unreal.  That's amazing camouflage. 

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Yea .. love a rising tide

Sat, 2013-11-02 16:34

Yea .. love a rising tide there jighead !

and watch for little sharks too

great advice for wading types 'be very careful' the camo is incredible on these fish ..nice pics mate

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 Would these puncture a sole

Mon, 2013-11-04 20:32

 Would these puncture a sole of say.... Dunlop volley or Those wetsuit material boots with thick tread for rock hopping?

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Shameless plug

Tue, 2013-11-05 08:54

I wouldn't trust a volley.  I also wouldn't trust most dive booties.  Good quality rock-hopping boots would probably be OK.  We use professional dive boots with soles just like a steelcap work boot.

 

It's not the same species as jighead's photo, but here's a shameless plug if anyone is interested... http://museum.wa.gov.au/kimberley/videos/day-6-spikey-stonefish-kimberley-2012

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Thanks for the link Glenn,

Tue, 2013-11-05 10:13

Thanks for the link Glenn, just watched a couple and they're pretty cool.  Will have a look at the rest of them later with my kids.

Cheers

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 shit! angry things ey,

Tue, 2013-11-05 12:34

 shit! angry things ey, cheers Glenn

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Tough job you have there

Tue, 2013-11-05 12:40

Tough job you have there Glenn!

 

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Cool post, hopefully rock

Mon, 2013-11-11 17:22

Cool post, hopefully rock hoppers are good enough

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Ugly little suckers . .  . a

Tue, 2013-11-12 15:31

Ugly little suckers . .  . a face only a mother could love !

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Good job Glen,When we got

Tue, 2013-11-12 15:59

Good job Glen,

When we got stuck at low tide in Karratha and tryed to move the dingy 400 meters (in bare feet) middle of searipple passage we were so lucky none of us stepped on one, Looking back, it was crazy

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www.youtube.com/watchhow to

Thu, 2013-11-14 10:38

www.youtube.com/watch

how to fillet stonefish.

 

Apparently, the chinese eat it.