Help identifying this snake

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  1. Miffy

    Miffy Well-Known Member

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    I found this snake in my friends back yard in perth, any ideas what it is?
     

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    Dugite
     
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    Snake_Whisperer Very Well-Known Member

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    I will probably get smacked for this but... Dugite. Pseudonaja affinis.

    *EDIT* Damn you jase! Thought I was firsties this time!
     
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    I'll take a stab n say Dugite?? I'm not an expert by any stretch of imagination, just a guess don't use suggestion as fact.

    P.S. Love the avatar Bob Down's a classic
     
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    GeckoRider Doesn't Own Geckos

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    If these guys are correct i would be staying away... reason : Dugite is a Common name for the highly venomous snake, Pseudonaja affinis, an Australian species which can inflict a fatal bite. ---Wikipedia
     
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    For once a snake id that isn't a keelback lol.
     
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    Miffy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, look it up and I think your spot on. good work
     
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    110% Dugite. Apart from a few of the outer suburbs where you will get P. australis (King brown) and P. mengdeni, (Western Brown) the only other large Elapid in Perth suburbs is the Tiger snake.

    They are an extremely variable snake with reds and oranges, greens and yellows and sometimes virtually black, young snakes are generally herring bone pattern, some have pale heads and some black heads, spots or no spots, ETC

    My avatar is a Dugite.
     

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