ID on a snake i bumped into this arvo

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  1. damo77

    damo77 Active Member

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    Saw a snake on our property near Toowoomba this afternoon. Unfortunately no pics however it was arounf 5ft long, had a dark brown to slate coloured body with a small tan coloured head. It was quite a thick heavy body. It looked at me and i looked at it for a while then when i took a few steps back it slowly slithered away.
    The closest thing i have been able to find picture wise on the net is a mulga snake.
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    Damian

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    After having a bit more of a look it appears it is an eastern brown. Might need to do a bit more clearing in the area and hope it moves somewhere else on our 20 acres.
     
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    Rlpreston Well-Known Member

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    By that description (and without a picture) it may well be an Eastern Brown (Pseudonaja textilis). Without further description or pics it might be anything.

    :)


    ETA:

    just missed your update!

    don't wish him too far away, great pest control ;)
     
  3. Trimeresurus

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    Are you sure it wasn't a coastal taipan?
     
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    Just checked out coastal taipan and the head on our snake was too small for a taipan. Now I am pretty sure it was an eastern brown. Just a bloody big one. I was probably being very conservative when i said it was 5ft. Didnt want to fall into the trap of seing a two foot snake that ended up 8ft with huge dripping fangs and an eye patch when reflecting.
     
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    Mum and Dad get lots of browns at their place at Lowood QLD (near Fernvale). They have such a vast colour range. The small head sounds like a give away and they certainly can get quite big!

    We have a little man made fish pond creek area and I found this brown's partial skin in the creek bed on Saturday.
     
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    animal805 Well-Known Member

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    Pics no workies Narelle
     
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    redbellybite Almost Legendary

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    Pretty sure you don't get Mulga/king Brown's in Toowoomba...from what your saying if I was to take a bet it would be an eb ...but without a pic, no one can give you an accurate ID
     
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    I think the original post was changed from mulga to eastern brown.
     
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