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Red Belly Black Snake

Pseudechis porphyriacus


Snake in my garden!

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34 Comments (1–25)

Stew2 7 years ago

Beauitful Red bellied black snake

Native to the east coast of Australia they are sighted in cairns, brisbane, canberra, sydney, melbourne and adelaide. There habitat varys and are wide spread however they are commonly found around dams, streams, billabongs and any area with a good water supply

Christiane 11 years ago

Thanks Dixie..

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 12 years ago

A really nice snake the RedBellyBlack. I have always found them fairly quiet but like many snakes in Oz it can depend entirely on where and when they are if a nest is nearby with babies, be very very careful.
Oh yeah and the surfing hunties are a laugh... they can hang on at enourmous speeds even with their front legs flapping about. :)

Christiane 12 years ago

Thanks Pochempie andNicholeSauve..

NicholeSauve 12 years ago

Great sighting and photo! Beautiful snake!

Pochempie 12 years ago

Awesome picture!

Christiane 12 years ago

Thanks delicadaz17.. Great information! We just found a brown snake in the shed!

delicadaz17 12 years ago

Guys - Brown snakes and Blacks DO NOT cross mate, Black snakes will kill the brown in a fight, always keep black snakes alive near your house, you will survive a red belly bite, and they keep browns away Browns are DEADLY and if you are lucky to get to hospital in time you will be really realy sick and in pain for several weeks or even months

Christiane 12 years ago

Sadly not.. but one of my oversea visitors has a video.. I see if I can get it!

AnnvanWijgerden 12 years ago

A car surfing spider? Do you have a picture of that, by any chance?! :-)

Christiane 12 years ago

It is amazing... and as long as you are under 30 years you can get a working holiday visa! The conservation groups always look for helpers!

Elsa 12 years ago

I hear nice things about the place :) I guess now's the time to gather the molar.

Christiane 12 years ago

And thanks .. S Frazier

Christiane 12 years ago

Thanks Elsa.. I like you spottings too.. and OZ would be great place for a Marine biologist.. The Great Barrier Reef start where I live!

Elsa 12 years ago

Christiane you have the coolest spottings! I need to go to Oz for holiday one day..

Christiane 12 years ago

@ AnnvanWijgerden .. The poor snake had the ride of a lifetime. I have a huntsman that does car surfing!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 12 years ago

Nice photograph!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

We saw similar snakes in India called it Rat snake.

Atul 12 years ago

great photograph

borzrach 12 years ago

Bad snake!!

Christiane 12 years ago

Have heard that story too.. Don't know if this is possible. But who knows what Mother Nature will do..

hookgv 12 years ago

Have heard stories of browns cross mating with the black snakes too.
Whether that is correct, I don't know.

hookgv 12 years ago

Fair dinkum Christiane, I've had the opposite reactions.
Been put up a tree by eastern brown snake, almost trod on Red belly with no reaction.

Christiane 12 years ago

Red Belly Black Snakes are very territorial.. I got attack 2x by one that lived in the wood shed!.. Never had a problem with an Eastern Brown Snake!

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Cairns, QLD, Australia

Spotted on Oct 15, 2009
Submitted on May 15, 2011

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