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A banded sea snake is very venomous and has a flattened tail to assist in swimming. The fangs are far back into the mouth and the mouth is small, however bites, mainly on fishermen are well known. This snake is about 1m long
This sea snake was caught (by me) on a fishing line from a jetty in Palm Cove (Queensland). The bait fish can be clearly indicated by the bulge in its body. The snake easily regurgitated the bait hook and was soon released after a short photo opportunity. I realize that fishing trophies are not encouraged by PN and I did catch a nice mackerel. I feel this spotting is of particular interest but am willing to remove it if anyone has any concern at all. http://www.arod.com.au/arod/reptilia/Squ...