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Eastern Brown Snake

Pseudonaja textilis

Description:

Eastern brown snakes are highly venemous snake found all across eastern Australia. They are responsible for the majority of deaths in Australia by snake bites.They are highly variable in colour. Whilst usually a uniform shade of brown, they can have various patterns including speckles and bands, and range from a very pale fawn colour through to black, including orange, silver, yellow and grey. Juveniles can be banded and have a black head, with a lighter band behind, a black nape, and numerous red-brown spots on the belly

Habitat:

Wide variety of habitats.

Notes:

Caught this one near our campsite on a recent ecological survey trip.

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4 Comments

NathBig
NathBig 7 years ago

It was actually. He had a wound towards the back of him. I don't think he was quite 100%.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Actually it looks fairly placid. You must be an Eastern Brown whisperer.

NathBig
NathBig 7 years ago

Yes! :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Are they your boots in pic 3? 8-)

NathBig
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NathBig

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jan 15, 2014
Submitted on Jan 18, 2014

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