Show us your Elapids!

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  1. twistedFrog

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    The pic with the newspaper saying 'Modern Family' how very appropriate...tehe
     
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    [​IMG] Spotted Black Snake [​IMG] Broad-headed Snake
     
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    Hi Mate,
    their all wild specimens, the stephens banded was caught by a friend/collegue and relocated, as far as handling the golden crowned goes they are pretty mellow up to the point that they realize they are being handled and then won't hesitate to bite, the red naped snake isnt a problem very inoffensive.

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    Hi BredliFreak,

    I've caught so many of both of these species over the years that I've lost count...hahaha. We regularly pick GC's up off the roads around where I live on hot sultry nights. They put on a good show but I've never known them to bite. All the same, I've also kept them in captivity and both species are what I'd call display animals and not really conducive to handling. They're basically lizard feeders and Crowns will also take small frogs. Great looking critters though.

    George.
     
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    I do agree with you George, and by no means disrepect your many years experience.
    Thay are very common here on the Central Coast in forested or leafy areas, and I'm quite often removing them from houses as victims of cats bringing them in etc. Yes, more of a display animal (i read the word display wrong thinking "displayed in an enclosure", as opposed to something you would handle regularly...... but yes they have a great threat display once they realise your a "threat". But a GC is the only elapid that I have ever been bitten by, which is why I say they can bite. But as far as snakes go they are easy to handle, they are a small great looking species, and I personally don't consider their bite a problem.
    Heres some more photos and another of the Furina to show size. Cheers
     

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    From memory Cement I think I caught my first one at Ourimbah many, many years back. They are stunning looking creatures, we also get Dwarf Crown (C kreffti) pop up from time to time and I've picked up White Crowns (C harriettae) just north of Coffs.

    All the best

    George.
     
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    Thanks for the photos and info! No bungaroides yet :( but I like the stephensii as well. Are the Furina and Cacophis easy to maintain in captivity? And are there any midly venomous snakes that are easy handlers or have low maintenance and requirements? Keep showing the photos!

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    Bredli,

    Have another look my friend, H bungaroides posted with the Spotted Black. Cacophis and Furina aren't hard to maintain as long as you can keep up the supply of food. None of the small elapids are really suitable for handling. Whips and Swamp Snakes are easy to maintain but like the others they are really just display animals.

    Cheers,

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    Gday George, yep definatly Ourimbah, and just about anywhere else around here theres trees and thick mulch, the Krefft's though are a much rarer animal and though I have found them in the same area/habitat as the GC, no where near in the same numbers. In fact the Dwarf is (apart from maybe T. carinatus) one of most least common species I come across.
     
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    Luke those adders are lovely! Well, your collection in general is!
    The Stephens is a real cutie (Yes, elapids too can be cute!)


    Thanks PineFamily, she is my pride and joy lol



    Rocket, Ms Red and I are flattered but unfortunately you’ve chosen the snake I’m most in love with!
    I don’t think I could part with her, sorry, but thank you for your interest :)


    Look forward to the site showing your pics Getarealdog, I’ll keep checking back :)



    Well Richard, you know my thoughts :) All your snakes are always top notch lovelies.



    Nice variation of wild critters there Graham! The belly shot of the RBB is gorgeous!
    Im on the bandwagon of loving the golden crowned too! Stunning little thing


    GBWhite,
    those action shots are brilliant!
    Lots of interesting postures!
     
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    [MENTION=39076]GBWhite[/MENTION] [MENTION=15646]getarealdog[/MENTION] the pictures aren't working which is a shame but Stu is working on that. Thanks for the info, if I move out of the ACT I am thinking of keeping elapids. Keep on showing pics, I might put up some soon!

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    I effectively left long ago, as Facebook is superior in all but one aspect: being able to search for information on long past threads. Anyway, inspired by Nigel and co I went to add some pics to this thread regardless, and noticed that all my pics from the original thread still come up in "manage attachments"... so if the photos are still there does that mean the thread is recoverable?

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    @jack, they are some fabulous pics m8, i especially like the juvie brown with it's outstanding stripes. :) ...................Ron
     
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    Nice collection there, Luke. That Bruny Islands a real honey:). Here's a larger Island Tiger and some Darwin Mulgas.
     
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    That tiger and mulga are unreal. Heres a better bruny owned by a friend.
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    There are some amazing snakes in this thread. Hopefully there will be more to come. Would like to see some more Collett's if anyone has some.
    [MENTION=27447]vampstorso[/MENTION] - That's a great looking RBB snake. I wish that I could keep them over here.
    [MENTION=39076]GBWhite[/MENTION] - Awesome looking Highlands Copperhead and Bandy Bandy.

    Mike
     
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    Here's one for Vamps; garbage guts Mulga, at least it's not his own poo...this time:).
     

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