Because of ex-cyclone Oswald, our options for night filming have been restricted to Joalah and the Knoll. Tonight it was the Knoll’s turn. What transformed a night of lean pickings into one of rich reward was the appearance of a Stephen’s Banded Snake. It was only our second sighting of the species. The first was also in the Knoll a few years ago. The snake was smaller than its predecessor, but its black and russet banding was similar. It too hung around for a good while; first on the path and then in nearby undergrowth. I was able to get some wide shots of the whole snake.