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Golden Crowned Snake

Cacophis squamulosus

Description:

Distinct markings near the head, very black in appearance.

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Golden Crowned Snake
Cacophis squamulosus Golden Crowned Snake Wildlife Qld


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6 Comments

Stella Stillwell
Stella Stillwell 4 years ago

Golden Crowned Snake! The largest of the crowned snakes, this species is also considered only mildly venomous, however will bluff and mock bite if threatened, rearing into an S-shape to display its bright orange ventral pigmentation, and bites from larger individuals may present a health risk.
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Awesome! Cheers people :)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 years ago

I agree. Golden Crowned Snake - http://www.snakecatchers.com.au/Golden_C... ....although I've one anywhere near 3ft. Well spotted by the way :-)

WildAdventress
WildAdventress 8 years ago

ok then it would seem that it is most probably a golden crowned snake which can grow quite big, 50cm(about 1.6 ft) is the average but specimens as large as 90cm(3 ft) are known. Love your other snake spottings by the way!

Nah WAAAAYYYYY TOO BIG, I've seen a few of them and this was about 3 ft and far too fat, I have a dwarfe crown somewhere in my Noah.

WildAdventress
WildAdventress 8 years ago

looks like the dwarf crowned snake? how long was it?

NSW, Australia

Spotted on Jan 5, 2009
Submitted on Jul 5, 2013

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