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Lowland copperhead

Austrelaps superbus


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.


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


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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CharliePrice 5 years ago

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

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 5 years ago


triggsturner 5 years ago

Great image Charlie. Congrats on your 3rd place.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

What a sweet face. Congrats!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 5 years ago

Congrats! Awesome shot.

armadeus.4 5 years ago

Congratulations Charlie! Very cool :)

DanielePralong 5 years ago

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


Don't forget to join the 2017 Best Photo mission:

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

Congrats on your SOTD. This is a beauty :)

CharliePrice 6 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 6 years ago

Gorgeous looking superbus. Congrats.

Congrats again Charlie,now on the well deserved SOTD,you should add your spottings to the new mission for chosing the best's wild photos of 2016,congrats and thanks for sharing

CharliePrice 6 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 6 years ago

Congrats Charlie! Well deserved SOTD :)

Awesome series CharliePrice,congrats and thanks for sharing

Irene Brady
Irene Brady 6 years ago

Nice job!

CalebSteindel 6 years ago


Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 6 years ago

Charlie...Well Done!

ChunXingWong 6 years ago

What a nice spotting!
Great job!

armadeus.4 6 years ago

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

LisaPowers 6 years ago

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

CharliePrice 6 years ago

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

Nick Pope
Nick Pope 6 years ago


AshleyT 6 years ago

Awesome snake, Charlie!

triggsturner 6 years ago

Wonderful spotting Charlie.

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Tasmania, Australia

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


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