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Death adders are the most common highly venomous terrestrial snake in northern Papua. Members of the genus also inhabit other parts of Indonesia and Australia. They are ambush predators adept at matching their camouflage to their surroundings. While resembling vipers, they are actually members of the Elapidae (as are cobras, mambas, taipans, etc).
The snake in this spotting encountered in tropical lowland swamp forest.
A fairly good-sized death adder killed by a village survey crew laborer (on his own).