Juvenile brown snake colouration

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  1. Norm

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    A workmates chooks have been killing some small snakes at his place, he thinks they're juvenile eastern browns but not 100% sure. My question is do juveniles have the orange coloured blotches on their belly?
     
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    snakelady-viper Well-Known Member

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    What size was the snake? they also have a dark patch on their head followed by a thick neck band and stripes There are some born with out the stripes but still have the head markings Cream belly with small apricot blotches
     
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    Browns typically have orange blotches and/or bands underneither, chances are that brown snakes are tagging the chooks
     
  4. Norm

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    Chooks are killing the snakes not the other way around, I know about the head markings and bands etc but am just unsure about the belly markings. I've asked him to take a pic of the next one.
     
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    Many brown snakes have either orange, yellow or grey spots on a creaming ventral surface
     
  6. Norm

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    Yeah do they have these markings as juveniles or do they develop as they mature?
     
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    eipper Very Well-Known Member APS Veteran

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    From hatching
     
  8. Norm

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    Thanks that's what I'm looking for.
     
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