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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

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Brown Tree Snake

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Brown Tree Snake

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Eastern Brown snake

Pseudonaja textilis

Image by Elk Anstey

Brown Tree Snake

Image by Helen Flanagan

Brown Tree Snake

Image by Michael McGrath

Eastern Small Eyed snake

Sue Ulyatt

Eastern Small Eyed snake

Michael McGrath

Eastern Small Eyed snake

Jonas Handley

 

Eastern Small Eyed snake

Kane Petit

   

Vermicella annulata

Image by Lib Ruytenberg

BANDI BANDI

Vermicella annulata

Image by Lib Ruytenberg

 

BANDI BANDI

Image Helen Carlos

 

Green Tree Snake

Dendrelaphis punctulata

Image by Lib Ruytenberg

Green Tree Snake

Dendrelaphis punctulata

Image by Lib Ruytenberg

Common
Death Adder

Acanthophis antarcticus

Image by Rhianna Blackthorn

Common
Death Adder

Acanthophis antarcticus

Image by Sharon McGrigor

*Coastal taipan

Oxyuranus scutellatus

Image by Sue Ulyatt

Eastern Brown snake

Pseudonaja textilis

Image by Sue Ulyatt

Eastern Brown snake

Pseudonaja textilis

Image by Sue Ulyatt

Eastern Brown snake

Pseudonaja textilis

Image by Sue Ulyatt

Juvenile Eastern Brown snakes

Pseudonaja textilis

Image by Michael McGrath

Eastern Brown snake

Pseudonaja textilis

Image by Tony Kilmurray

 

Eastern Brown snake

Pseudonaja textilis

Image by Sue Ulyatt

 

 

Eastern Brown snake

Pseudonaja textilis

Image by Sue Ulyatt

 

Eastern Brown snake

Pseudonaja textilis

Image by Michael McGrath

Eastern Brown snake

Pseudonaja textilis

Image by Michael McGrath

 

*Black-headed python

Aspidites melanocephalus

Image by Sue Ulyatt

*Black-headed python

Aspidites melanocephalus

Image by Sue Ulyatt

CARPET PYTHON

Morelia spilota mcdowelli

Image by Alicia Carter

CARPET PYTHON consuming a Mountain Brushtail possum

Morelia spilota mcdowelli

Image by Sharon McGrigor

CARPET PYTHON

Image by Alicia Carter

CARPET PYTHON

Image by Rick Ulyatt

CARPET PYTHON

Morelia spilota mcdowelli

Image by Alicia Carter

 

CARPET PYTHON

Morelia spilota mcdowelli

Image by Alicia Carter

 

CARPET PYTHON

Morelia spilota mcdowelli

Image by Leslee Hawley

Marsh snake

 

Image by Michael McGrath

ROUGH SCALE

Tropidechis carinatus

Image by Sue Ulyatt

ROUGH SCALE

Tropidechis carinatus

Image by Sue Ulyatt

ROUGH SCALE

Tropidechis carinatus

Image by Rhianna Blackthorn

 

ROUGH SCALE

Tropidechis carinatus

Image bySue ULyatt

 

DWARF-CROWNED SNAKE

Cacophis krefftii

Image by Virginia Seymor

Threathened species STEPHENS BANDED

Hoplocephalus stephensi

Image by Sue Ulyatt

BLIND SNAKE

Ramphotyphlops ssp

Image by Tony Kilmurray

Pseudechis porphyriacus

Image by Melanie Barsony

Yellow-faced Whip Snake

Demansia psammophis

Image by Rick Ulyatt

Yellow-faced Whip Snake

Demansia psammophis

Image by Katrina Ulyatt

Yellow-faced Whip Snake

Demansia psammophis

Image by Rhianna Blackthorn

Yellow-faced Whip Snake

Demansia psammophis

Image by Dave Pinson

Yellow- faced Whip snake

Demansia psammophis

Image by Alicia Carter

Yellow-faced Whip Snake about to shed

Demansia psammophis

Image by Susanne Ulyatt

Yellow-faced Whip Snake

Demansia psammophis

Image by Lib Ruytenberg

Yellow-faced Whip Snake

Demansia psammophis

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Yellow-faced Whip Snake

Demansia psammophis

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Death Adder

Acanthophis antarcticus '

Image by Nathan Bignell

Death Adder

Acanthophis antarcticus

Image bySharon McGrigor

Death Adder

Acanthophis antarcticus

Image bySharon McGrigor

* NOT LOCAL SPECIES IN NORTHERN RIVERS REGION

Updated January 11, 2017  

Webmaster: Susanne Ulyatt

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