snake id manuals and identify this snake help

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  1. sambino

    sambino Not so new Member

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    i am looking for a comprehensive snake id book plus a feild book and perhaps a internet resource i live in brisbane so i want to identify snakes from the south east QLD region mainly around brisbane for now but dont mind if the books etc contain other snakes/areas

    also can anyone help to identify this snake i found on the weekend tramping at beerwah there were two of them one accidentally was stood on i notice it has a particularly pointed head the strips down its length , they were approx 20 - 30 cm
    please tell me how you identify this snake too thanks very much
     
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    mysnakesau Almost Legendary

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    According to my book that is a Burtons Legless Lizard Lialis burtonis. They are found virtually right across Australia except for Victoria, Tassie and very bottom end of WA.

    I have a "dictonary" of most species you would find across Australia. An ID book and carry it with me on every wildlife hunt so that I can hopefully accurately identify the animals I am catching. The book is called A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia by Steve Wilson and Gerry Swan
     
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    ssssnakeman Almost Legendary

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    Its a legless lizard, a burtons
    Are they skin worms on its head ?
     
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    theres always field guide's in newsagencys.... if that helps..
     
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    Legless lizard - funny looking things, aren't they?
     
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    thanks

    hey very fast replys which is very cool
    i did have an inkling it may be a legless lizard, but how do you tell? anything to do with the head?
    i also just noticed the funny lump things on its head if thats what your talking about and im not sure what it is. this is my very first identification attempt
    do these bite?
    what are skin worms???
     
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    Jonno from ERD Very Well-Known Member

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    G'day sambino,

    Queensland Museum publish a pocket book called Snakes of South East Queensland. It is designed for the general public to help them identify all of the snakes around here. If you'd like to purchase one ($12.50 inc. postage), send me an email at info@educationalreptiledisplays.com.au

    Cheers
     
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    definetly the head shape, also ear holes.
    Skin worms are a parasite living just under the skin of reptiles...usually on some wild herps or captive herps fed wild lizards and frogs(their hosts).

    A good book which is sounding what your looking for is : A field guide to reptiles of queesland by steve wilson. A very good book.

    If these guys bite you they wont do any bad.
     
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