Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Lizard Lovers Strike a Pose in Wild Shots

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Lizard Lovers Strike a Pose in Wild Shots

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Byline: KATE LEMMON kate.lemmon@qt.com.au

FEARLESS females have bared their love for reptiles, as well as a little flesh, in a bid to help save the iconic Tasmanian Devil from extinction.

The stunning calendar is called The Australian Girls of Herpetology (and for those of you who don't know, that's the study and care of amphibians and reptiles).

Ipswich beauty Emma-Jean Smith, 18, has been an amateur herpetologist for three years Co even keeping venomous snakes as part of her hobby.

C[pounds sterling]I have eastern browns, death adders, colletts and spotted blacks at home, they're all venomous,C[yen] Ms Smith said.

C[pounds sterling]I also have different pythons, different kinds of geckoes and lizards, and knob tail geckoes.C[yen]

Another Queenslander, Shanelle King of Nerang, joined Emma for their striking photo shoots.

C[pounds sterling]I get to tell people that my job is a disability support worker, but I breed reptiles on the side,C[yen] she said. …

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