imbala

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Posted on 01/21/2016


Photo taken on January 21, 2016


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Wilsons Creek NSW
Rough-scaled Snake
Tropidechis carinatus


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Rough-scaled Snake (Tropidechis carinatus)

Rough-scaled Snake (Tropidechis carinatus)
Highly venomous, also very beautiful. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropidechis_carinatus. . . . . photo KR

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7 comments - The latest ones
Cheryl Beal
Cheryl Beal
Phew.....I wouldn't dare get that close!!!
18 months ago.
imbala
imbala
It appeared to be sound asleep, not moving even its head to look at me.

I'd been watching it all the previous day from a safe distance, and I figured it would be OK. Plus, I had high boots on. I wouldn't take any chances, knowing someone who was bitten and didn't seek help, and is permanently crippled to some extent.
18 months ago. Edited 18 months ago.
duckinwales
duckinwales
Very effective camouflage, well spotted.
18 months ago.
duckinwales
duckinwales
Is that a clubmoss (Selaginella) at the top of the picture?
18 months ago.
imbala has replied to duckinwales
Yes, it is, David. It threatens to fill every empty space that suits it, all around the house. It's a pity it's not a native species, but it's S. kraussiana.

Well spotted on your part!
18 months ago. Edited 18 months ago.
Janette Kennedy
Janette Kennedy
It would be so easy to miss it in the vegetation ... glad to hear you had your high boots on Kathy.
9 months ago.
imbala has replied to Janette Kennedy
I think you learn to keep a sharp look-out for snakes here, Janette. Although Danya wanders/leaps over the property in his bare feet, and has never been bitten.
9 months ago.