Marsh Snake (Hemiaspis signata)

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  1. GeckPhotographer

    GeckPhotographer Very Well-Known Member

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    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 and let it go in some bush near the school.

    Here's the photos.
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    Hemiaspis signata by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr
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    Hemiaspis signata by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr
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    Hemiaspis signata by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr
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    Hemiaspis signata by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr
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    Hemiaspis signata by Stephen Mahony, on Flickr
     
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    Shotta Very Well-Known Member

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    awesome pics love the second last and the last pic!!
     
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    Very nice Stephen! c:

    for comparison, one from the AHS scientific field survey, Smiths Lake, feb 2012, think this one was found by Jason Luke
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    GeckPhotographer Very Well-Known Member

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    Nice, thanks for the comparison pic pete. Anyone else that feels like posting pics of the species go ahead.

    It's interesting in all the photos of the species I see they almost always appear to have a different head shape to what I perceive looking at the snake.
     
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    nice photos Stephen
     
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    My encounter - not the best photos I have every taken but that is probably understandable
     

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    vampstorso Very Well-Known Member

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    The face on that thing is nothing below awesome! Great photos!
     
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    That's some severe swelling Fuscus. How long did it last? How big was the snake? I had similar swelling last time I was bitten by a Parasuta dwyeri. Was up to my elbow and lasted about 12 hours.
     
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    Awesome pics Stephen
     
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