snake watch 7 – whip snake

Catherine and I came upon this ailing snake near the house this afternoon. It is alive, though clearly not well. After taking a quick photo, I relocated it to the bush.

Thanks to Google, and judging by the question-mark-shaped yellow marking around the eyes and the red-brown colouring, I believe it is a yellow-faced whip snake (Demansia psammophis), common across Eastern Australia. They only grow to 60-80cm, so this one is fully grown. They are venomous, though not considered dangerous.

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~ by Garry on December 31, 2009.

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