Snake ID please

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  1. niggz

    niggz Active Member

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    This photo was sent to me by a friend.

    It was found in a wood heap in his back yard on the the coast just south of Newcastle. It regurgitated a skink soon after.

    I thought possibly Cacophis krefftii - Southern Dwarf Crowned Snake??

    And before everyone says "he shouldn't be handling a snake without knowing what it is" - I know that!!
     

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    try and get your friend to send a clearer photo, that one is just a brown blur!
    (and I hope you told your mate the advice re handling snakes!) ;) or at least have a hospital nearby!
     
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    looks kinda like a dwyers?
     
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    Marsh snake is my guess
     
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    I thought possibly Dwyer's too but the whole head is dark rather than just the top. He also describes it as having racing stripes down the side of its head and a dark underside so could also be Hemiaspis signata - Marsh Snake too.

    I'm now leaning towards a Marsh Snake
     
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    Swamp snake mild venom the bit will hurt
     
  7. I'd go Marsh snake too! Greyish/ black belly and thin white lines around the lip are good features to look for.
     
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    Yep I'm going to go with Marsh Snake too. It was just the dark head I wasn't sure about but once he gave the racing stripes and dark belly description that confirmed it for me.
     
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    It's a Marsh Snake
     
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