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The way he's holding it it won't be hurting the cats or kids for a while, anywhere you release it is also going to have kids or cats. It has also been living quite happily near your house it's whole life now all of a sudden it's dangerous even though you don't know how dangerous.... It's a golden crown ,shame it's not a copperhead really, now be a nice person and put it back and let nature do its thing. The two snakes you mentioned won't hurt kids or cats at that size anyway
yeh its a golden crown, had one myself a few months back, would love another one
- 21-May-12, 09:50 PM #18
Best bet, don't pick up things you don't know what it is
I know someone who was just hospitalised by a small eyed so don't underestimate small elapids
It was found on the road at the end of our street and it was dark and to be honest I thought it was a common tree snake. I’ve asked the neighbors in the past to let me know when they have tree snakes and pythons because I don’t mind moving them to the forest which is better than what most of them use to do aka use a spade...I was holding him like that for maybe 5mins while I got the photos and he was thrashing around allot and I really wasn’t keen on getting bitten I don’t normally hold snakes to tightly but I don’t make a habit of holding venomous snakes. I guessed red bellied as it had a red belly lol but come to think of it, it did have a brownish crown shape on its head and after looking through a very helpful link sent to me I can confirm it was a golden crown snake. Once it was confirmed it wasn’t a red bellied I took him to the forest down the road were I’m sure no one will bother him. I’d like to stress I don’t go out looking for snakes the thought of being bitten by a venomous snake is not a pleasant one, This little guy was just in the wrong place at the wrong time and he was released without a problem.
Well good job rescuing him.
You and I can believe that all you want, but the general public will prefer the life of their childrend and animals over a snake. So moving it is the best option, rather then another neighbor cutting it in half in the morning.Owns 10 Black Rock Scorpions, 3 Hatchling Bearded dragons, WTB: Blue tongue babies, delivered to Orange NSW or near by!
- 22-May-12, 05:02 AM #22
- 22-May-12, 09:39 AM #26
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golden grown for sure have had a few out around my place looks just like that they are known to be highly venomous coming from my reptile book so be very careful.
- 22-May-12, 09:47 AM #27they are known to be highly venomous coming from my reptile book so be very careful.
Golden Crowned Snakes are a very mildly venomous small elapid. While any elapid can be dangerous or deadly due to the potential for allergic reaction or other unexpected complications, these are very unlikely to cause any serious harm more than painful localized effects.
Can't believe this thread is still going.
It's a Golden Crown, it got released in the bush, story over?Keeper, breeder and photographer of geckos.
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