Snake ID

Discussion in 'Reptile and Amphibian Identification' started by alshain, Nov 22, 2015.

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  1. alshain

    alshain New Member

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    Hi,

    I'm after some help with IDing a snake seen last week in Lamington National Park (SE QLD). The snake was seen on a track at Binna Burra and I would appreciate any help in identification. Estimated length was a little over a metre, with black body/tail and brownish head with light markings on the lip. I know the pics aren't the best... I only had my macro lens for the trip...

    Cheers, Alshain
     

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    Marsh snake (Hemiaspis signata)
     
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    100% agree. The white streaks along the lip and behind the eye are diagnostic for this species. Venomous but not considered dangerous.
     
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    ^+1, the white lip and location define this species. A beauty too!
     
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    Thanks all, much appreciated.

    It was an interesting walk with the ... highlight?... being myself stepping on a large tiger snake which thankfully was more terrified than I was and didn't turn around and bite me :/ I also got to see a lovely big carpet python that had eaten recently and was sunning itself :)

    Cheers, Alshain
     
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