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Pale-headed Snake

Hoplocephalus bitorquatus

Description:

The Pale-headed snake is a venomous species of snake found on the east coast of Australia. They feed on frogs and small reptiles. This one was relocated from clearing activities (see notes).

Habitat:

Forests and woodlands. Live in hollow trees.

Notes:

This was one lucky snake. Captured and relocated during clearing activities a few days ago. The excavator was banging a large tree while trying to push it over which opened up a large split into the tree's hollow center. Then out popped this Pale-headed snake. I promptly got the driver to stop and got it out of the tree. The last photo shows him coming out.

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2 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Great job! Yeah fabulous head on this one. I've never heard of them. Thanks.

ShannaB
ShannaB 7 years ago

This is one of the most beautiful snakes I've ever seen.

NathBig
Spotted by
NathBig

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Nov 12, 2013
Submitted on Nov 15, 2013

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