Snake ID

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  1. Fireflyshuffle

    Fireflyshuffle Well-Known Member

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    Hey Guys,
    I need someone to ID this snake for me.
    It was found inside the house in the dining room curled up in a ball on the tiles.
    Ive put it in the container for now so i could get some pics then going to take it to the creek near my house, but want to know the species as Ive only seen Red Bellies and Green Tree snakes around here.
    Thanks
     
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    photo dident work?
    but ill say keelback
     
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    no picture?
     
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    Would help to tell us where you are, but i'm saying keelback to... it seems to be the go.

    Can't be 100% but it does look like a keelback, would need to see it's head to be sure.

    Rephrase that, maybe a golden crown. Where are you?
     
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    Looks like a Marsh Snake to me from that pic.
     
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    Yep, I agree... I knew it didn't look right.
     
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    Marsh snake, Hemiaspis signata.
     
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    Sorry I live on central coast nsw
     
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    Yep as everyone has said, Marsy.. Mildly venomous, less then a bee sting.
     
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    Thanks ever so much for all your help. It's much appreciated. I'll go let him back outside now where hes meant be
     
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    Yep it's Hemiaspis signata
     
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    snakeluvver Very Well-Known Member

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    But worth noting that, like a bee sting, it can be dangerous if you're allergic.
    Best to treat all elapids with caution IMO
     
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    snakeluvver is so not 12 years old... lol :)
    good advice.
     
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