Brown snake (?) Royal National Park

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  1. sp.michael

    sp.michael Not so new Member

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    The Royal National Park is well within the range of eastern browns and there'd be plenty of them there.
     
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    So i guess I totally missed it but the poster I looked at clearly said “eastern brown snake (juvenile)” then talked about the banding and stuff
     
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    I do a lot of off track bushwalking in the area and regularly see EB's, the reason I queried the scale of size in the photo is small EB's are often mistaken for the relatively harmless Marsh Snake.
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    Umm, That's a Yellow faced Whip Snake and they are often mistaken for Browns. Marsh (Swamp) Snakes are often mistaken for Copperheads.

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    I am no expert on the smaller elapids GB but it seemed too thick in the body and with larger scales for a Whip Snake.
     
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    It's a Whip. Caught hundreds of both Whips And Marsh Snakes over the years. Can you see the two white markings on either side of the eye? They confirm it's a Whip Snake. The photo I put up is a Marsh Snake.
     
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