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Snakes

Snakes take a long time to heal, requiring continual handling. This poses issues for snakes and their handlers, and without strategies such as this tubing technique, care for this animal would be impossible.
It is true that Australia is home to 18 of the top 20 deadly snakes in the world. Despite this, we have one of the lowest instances of snake bite and death resulting from snake bite. Most people who do get bitten are trying to kill or capture the snake at the time. Despite these facts, some people will still try to kill a snake once they have seen it. People fear that the snake poses a threat to their pets, kids and themselves. There is little evidence to support this fear, however.

Overwhelming academic evidence indicates that snakes are shy and avoid contact with society at large

 

 

Brown tree snake

Boiga irregularis

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Image by Michael McGrath

Image by Helen Flanagan

 

 

Eastern Small-eyed Snake

Cryptophis nigrescens

Sue Ulyatt

Michael McGrath

Jonas Handley

 

Kane Petit

Vermicella annulata

Image by Lib Ruytenberg

 

Image by Lib Ruytenberg

 

Image Helen Carlos

 

 

Green tree snake

Dendrelaphis punctulata

 
Image by NPWS Byron Bay
 

Image by Lib Ruytenberg

 

 

Image by Lib Ruytenberg

 

Common Death Adder

Acanthophis antarcticus

Image by Rhianna Blackthorn

Image by Sharon McGrigor

 

Pseudonaja textilis

 
Image by Maron Nel
 
Image by Elk Anstey
Image by Sue Ulyatt

 

Image by Sue Ulyatt

Image by Sue Ulyatt

 

Juvenile Eastern Brown snakes

Image by Michael McGrath

Image by Tony Kilmurray

 

Image by Sue Ulyatt

 

 

Image by Sue Ulyatt

 

Image by Michael McGrath

Image by Michael McGrath

 

*Black-headed python

Aspidites melanocephalus

 

Image by Sue Ulyatt

Image by Sue Ulyatt

 

Coastal carpet Python

Morelia spilota mcdowelli

Image by Alicia Carter

 

consuming a Mountain Brushtail possum

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Image by Alicia Carter

Image by Rick Ulyatt

Image by Alicia Carter

 

Image by Alicia Carter

 

Image by Leslee Hawley

Image by Martin Fitzgerald

 

 

Marsh snake

Hemiaspis signata

 
Image by Michael McGrath
 

 

Rough-scaled snake

Tropidechis carinatus

 

 

Image by Simon Eagan

 

Image by Sue Ulyatt

Image by Sue Ulyatt

Image by Rhianna Blackthorn

 

Image by Sue ULyatt

 

Stephens' Banded Snake

Hoplocephalus stephensi

 

Image by Sue Ulyatt

 

 

Dwarf Crowned Snake

Cacophis krefftii

 
Image by Ally Grace
 

 

Blind snake

Ramphotyphlops ssp

Image by Martin Fitzgerald
Image by Martin Fitzgerald

 

Red-bellied black snake

Pseudechis porphyriacus

 

Image by Sharon McGrigor
Image by Sharon McGrigor
Image by Melanie Barsony
Image by Michael McGrath

 

Yellow-faced Whip Snake

Demansia psammophis

Image by Rick Ulyatt

Image by Katrina Ulyatt

 

Image by Rhianna Blackthorn

Image by Dave Pinson

Image by Alicia Carter

Image by Susanne Ulyatt

 

 

Image by Lib Ruytenberg

Image by Sharon McGrigor

 

Image by Sharon McGrigor

 

 

 

Death Adder

Acanthophis antarcticus '

Image by Nathan Bignell
Image by Sharon McGrigor

Image by Sharon McGrigor

 

* NOT LOCAL SPECIES IN NORTHERN RIVERS REGION

Updated January 11 2018  

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