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Lowland copperhead

Austrelaps superbus

Description:

bright iris and a narrow, somewhat pointed head which is scarcely distinct from the neck. The colour ranges from slate grey or black to coppery red-brown through to deep brick-red on the upper surface. It is usually yellow-white underneath... adult copperheads have a prominent orange/red to brown streak running along the lower sides of the body.The ventral scales often have dark margins. Adults reach 1 m to 1.5 m in length.

Habitat:

The lowland copperhead prefers to live in swampy or marshy areas where it feeds on frogs, lizards and smaller snakes.

Notes:

Generally found in the drier parts of the State, lowland copperheads have also been recorded from south-west Tasmania. On mainland Australia lowland copperheads occur in the far south-eastern corner of South Australia and over much of southern Victoria.

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24 Comments

CharliePrice
CharliePrice 2 years ago

Thankyou all for the congrats and third placing for reptiles PN =)

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 2 years ago

Congrats!!!

triggsturner
triggsturner 2 years ago

Great image Charlie. Congrats on your 3rd place.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

What a sweet face. Congrats!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 2 years ago

Congrats! Awesome shot.

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 2 years ago

Congratulations Charlie! Very cool :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Charlie, this great close-up placed 3rd in our 2016 Best Photo contest in the Reptile category!

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 years ago

Congrats on your SOTD. This is a beauty :)

CharliePrice
CharliePrice 3 years ago

Thanks António , just joined the 2016 mission and updated :)

White lipped next Mark ..i have spotted them , just not got a picture YET! :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Gorgeous looking superbus. Congrats.

Congrats again Charlie,now on the well deserved SOTD,you should add your spottings to the new mission http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/2004... for chosing the best's wild photos of 2016,congrats and thanks for sharing

CharliePrice
CharliePrice 3 years ago

Thankyou for the SOTD Lisa and PN Rangers =)

So pleased you have all enjoyed seeing this gorgeous specimen , appreciate all the wonderful comments . :)

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Congrats Charlie! Well deserved SOTD :)

Awesome series CharliePrice,congrats and thanks for sharing

Irene Brady
Irene Brady 3 years ago

Nice job!

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 3 years ago

Incredible...congrats!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 3 years ago

Charlie...Well Done!

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 3 years ago

What a nice spotting!
Great job!

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 3 years ago

Congratulations Charlie!!! That is a very healthy looking specimen. Wonderful spotting. Thank you for sharing :)

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 3 years ago

Congratulations CharliePrice! This lowland copperhead from Tasmania, Australia is our mesmerizing Spot of the Day!

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CharliePrice
CharliePrice 3 years ago

Thankyou Nick , triggsturner and Ashley ....a very healthy specimen , glad you enjoyed seeing it =)

Nick Pope
Nick Pope 3 years ago

Awesome

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Awesome snake, Charlie!

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 years ago

Wonderful spotting Charlie.

CharliePrice
Spotted by
CharliePrice

Tasmania, Australia

Lat: -41.29, Long: 146.51

Spotted on Jan 30, 2016
Submitted on Jan 30, 2016

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