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  1. snake12

    snake12 New Member

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    Any help with what this snake is would be appreciated. Sorry pic isn't great. A friend found it on her front doorstep. Hopefully the link will work an a bigger image will come through

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    longqi Very Well-Known Member

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    the location may help with possible identification
     
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    It was in South Turramurra in Sydney

    I thought maybe a young Eastern Brown?? It was pretty aggro
     
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    GeckoJosh Almost Legendary

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    Its hard to tell with that pic but I have a feeling its a Marsh Snake

    Im sure someone on here with better Elapid Id skills will figure it out.

    Treat it as deadly either way
     
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    would you find one in Sydney?
     
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    Call your local snake catcher to remove it for you and give you an ID
     
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    i think it is gone now. We were just wondering out of curiosity, but i understand that the photo is difficult to tell
     
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    Yeah Marsh Snakes (Hemiaspis signata) are indeed found in Sydney, but like I said I am hardly certain that's what it is
     
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    With the quality of the photo I doubt you'll get a 100% correct ID on what species it is..
     
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    I would think it is probably too dark to be a young eastern brown but am not familiar with that area and the colour variations from there
     
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    Impossible to be 100% from that photo, as previously said most likely Eastern Brown or a Marsh Snake.
     
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    It looks like the head and a small section of vertebrae behind the head are brown, if that's any help to anyone.....
     
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    i doubt its an eastern brown they have banding in that area or at least the ones ive caught did. what about small eyed snake
     
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    Marsh snake or quite large golden crown snake but it is hard to tell from the picture. Didn't see the belly colour?
     
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    Best ID thread I have ever read : )
     
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    So its not ok to throw around suggestions?
     
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    looks like a marsh to me :D we had one today also :D but in qld
     
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    Darlyn Very Well-Known Member

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    It's not okay to say thats a king brown run for your lives, or it's a keelback when it is obviously not either.
    They are asking for an ID not an uneducated guess.
     
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    But with that pic an accurate ID is near impossible, and most guesses are likely candidates imo, which would make them educated guesses.
     
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