Afew weekends ago I headed down to the lower Mornington Peninsula, about an hour SE of Melbournes CBD.
I was keen to photograph some white-lipped snakes, and this time proved to finally be the day!.
First I did a circuit of a canoe dam surrounded by dense reeds on a resort that was close by...
General Description - 1 or 2 Hemiaspis signata wanted.
Location - prefer NSW sellers, as I'm in NSW on the outskirts of Sydney.
Willing to pay for Freight? If necessary, but prefer NSW sellers within driving distance of Sydney.
Contact Details - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Has anyone else seen that show on animal planet "Snake Boss"? I saw it last night and am just curious as to what other snake catchers think? I quite liked it, entertaining at least. Plus you can see some cool snakes as well.
I'm after some help with IDing a snake seen last week in Lamington National Park (SE QLD). The snake was seen on a track at Binna Burra and I would appreciate any help in identification. Estimated length was a little over a metre, with black body/tail and brownish head with light markings...
9 days in Brisbane and I spend some time in some "wild" places so I've met some interesting guys !
I've visited (very quickly) the Mt Coot-tha botanical garden, a nice experience.
Dwarf tree frog, Green Tree snake, Cane toad, Asian House gecko, Water dragons, some turtles and some water skinks...
Caught this in the office at work today and released it outside.
Was at pinkenba brisbane.
It had no blotches on its belly. Belly was a rusty dark brown bourbon colour.
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Species Common Name
Juvie marsh snake feeding on scented pinkie parts and the odd tetra.
Please not this species is a class 1 elapid.
Not often seen for sale!
Central Coast NSW
New to the site, but a long-term snake + reptile lover. I just spent about half an hour watching a marsh snake in my front garden (about 40cm, so I'm thinking young adult?), before he went to hide under a bush. I'd love for him to stick around - especially as I don't want him going onto...
I flew up to NSW last week for some herping around the Hunter Valley with a few mates.
After getting off the plane, we went for a poke around some spots in Newcastle.
First finds were a young Marsh Snake and She-oak Skink.
Marsh Snake (Hemiaspis signata) by Matt Clancy Wildlife...
Hey guys I was bush walking near campbelltown south west of sydney today. And I come across a small brown snake about 40cm long and had pale yellow markings under it's eyes and towards his neck. Just wondering if anyone could tell me what it was. Sorry I don't have a photo. Thanks
Can someone please ID this little guy. I have found two of these in my friends house in 2 days and shes starting to get really concerned. Is it some sort of tree snake? Just hoping it is not a ven... Also they are very small is it only like a day or so old?
ok so just failed at attempting to catch a small snake about 15 cm(make that 20/25cm just looked at a ruler ) that looked very much like a young golden crowned snake , only thing thats got me thinking that it might not be is that it was in a very dry/hot area in my backyard in amongst a heap of...
Was sus at first and the pic is crap but pretty sure as common as muck round here being a Marsh Snake..plz correct me if im wrong...cause pic so bad it was a nice olive colour with yellow cream stripe across mouth going down under body and small thin head with sideward eyes...was found on a coir...
Sorry, no pics! My boyfriend and I went for an afternoon bushwalk in Glenrock reserve and spotted 3 adult and 2 juvenile water dragons and a little marsh snake. it's so great to see herps in the wild and know there's still plenty out there!
A Marsh Snake was found in the playground of the local school, they caught it using tongs and put it in a bag and apparently someone knowing I liked reptiles decided to bring it to me to ask what it was and what to do with it.
So I told them it was a Marsh Snake and took some photos when I went...
A mate that lives on the NSW Central Coast has been getting a daily visit from this guy/gal, any ideas of type?
Sorry but it's the only photo he could get.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thought you might enjoy some photos from a field trip performed last month by the Australian Herpetological Society, at Smiths Lake, NSW Australia.
Barrington Tops Tree Frog, Litoria barringtonensis
Golden Crowned Snake, Cacophis squamulosus
Marsh Snake, Hemiaspis signata
Morning all, my kids searching the garden for snails to feed a wild blue tongue they have befriended in the front garden. Whilst upturning retaining wall stones they uncovered a baby snake, 60cm long, black in colour. Could be anything but high probability Marsh snake where we live on Midnorth...
I found a snake in my yard, Small and brown. Thought it was a crown snake but not sure now after googling pics.
It has a black belly, 2 white/yellowish stripes on the side of its face 1 in line with the eyes and the other in line with its mouth. The rest of its body is a brown olive colour. It...
This pic is lifted from a hunting forum that discussed the snakes ID, some thought it might be a White Lipped, but in general are pretty much happy now its a Marsh Snake.
Any help is appreciated, thanks heaps, love the forum !
(Hoping the pic transfer works)
I need someone to ID this snake for me.
It was found inside the house in the dining room curled up in a ball on the tiles.
Ive put it in the container for now so i could get some pics then going to take it to the creek near my house, but want to know the species as Ive only seen Red...
On a walk through Barrington Tops this week, we spotted 11 snakes on one day, 8 clearly being red bellies. We did not see enough of 2 to identify, but the last one I can't identify. Can anyone help please. It was about a metre long and seen at about 300m elevation in the eastern side of the...
a mate of mine sent me this picture yesterday. He found it in his back yard of his new house after whipper snipping, unfortunaltey he killed it with the whipper snipper.
Does anyone know what breed it is ?
Yesterday I opened the front door and this snake was happily laying there. I did manage to take a picture and would like it identified. The snake then made it's way under the house where I store many things.
Is it a variey that I should be concerned about?
I have been looking every were for a care sheet on marsh snakes. But cant seem to find 1. I did the mistake of buying it before looking for info. Now i cant find any info on it.
Can some one please direct me to the right place for a good care sheet.
The support I have received with my latest patient has inspired me to start a thread for you to post your wildlife encounters. Have you got photos of animals you have rescued? Even if they were simple catch and release jobs, let us see them :D
And of course I'll start it off with my two...
i found a dead snake in my back yard and would like some help identifying it
i will try post a pic latter to me an amiture snake identifier it looks like a ven
and i know nothing about Elapidaes
i was thinking it looks like a black marsh snake or a whip snake
its black on the top and white...
So I am running into a few small elapids in the coming weeks and they were some of the first snakes I kept as a child and I'd love to see some more!
The list goes on!
I live in suburban Wollongong NSW on a big bushy block near Mt Keira and yesterday we found an entire snake skin on a sunny step on the council strip with the following characteristics:
skin length ~ 40 cm
dorsal scale rows at midbody = 15
ventral scales = 92
subcaudal scales = 65-66...
Just wondering what the elapid keepers out there would suggest as a good first elapid within this criteria.
1. Preferably not able to kill me.
3. Plenty of information on the web.
I'm tossing are the idea of a little whip snake, or a white crowned snake.
Earlier this month at the AHS meet in Syd, I picked up some beaut little snakelings from Colin Smallwood. A pair of Golden Crowneds (Cacophis squamulosus) and a pair of Marsh Snakes (Hemiaspis signata).
Over a week later, I assist fed them gently on mice tails using a clever method suggested...
This photo was sent to me by a friend.
It was found in a wood heap in his back yard on the the coast just south of Newcastle. It regurgitated a skink soon after.
I thought possibly Cacophis krefftii - Southern Dwarf Crowned Snake??
And before everyone says "he shouldn't be handling a snake...
Just went outside to tun the tap on (located next to a garden that is waste high), I was washing down a branch and felt something moving in my pocket then falling/slidng down my leg. It was a nice little adult marsh snake. I have seen them try to escape my moving towards me before but never had...