Ian has worked as a medical scientist at SA PATHOLOGY (IMVS), for 5 years in the Riverland and for 30 years in Adelaide, specialising in transfusion medicine at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
His interest in reptiles came from spending time as a child during holidays with relatives on fishing trips on stations north of Renmark, visiting Bredls Reptile Park & spending time with his Pharmacist Uncle who used to send him preserved reptiles through the post.
Ian spoke of his continued interest in all things reptile, and gave a most interesting description of how and where they fitted in with our local ecology. He answered many questions from there audience during his presentation, adding numerous anecdotes along the way.
He started his talk with a story about his encounter with a Murray-Darling python when he was on a kayaking trip down the Murray. He was some 1000Km into his trip, and was near the Victoria/South Australian border. He tells his story near the beginning of the audio file below.