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Joe Blake – Brown Snake

This brown snake was making itself comfortable in a disused container adjacent to the house veranda. We more usually see red-bellied black snakes around the house – not these brown snakes (they’re more common down by the creek about 1 km east of the house).

This is probably an Eastern Brown Snake, reputedly the second most venomous snake in the world.

Needless to say, given the the brown snakes are more aggressive than the blacks, I kept a respectful distance from this one and used a telephoto lens for this shot. And didn’t go looking for it after it disappeared into a clump of long grass.


  1. Judy says:

    Oh geez. It looks harmless to me; all our poisonous snakes have a flat viper head that’s pretty obvious. I’m not seeing this here. Could be the angle though. But all in all, it looks so innocuous. Glad you were careful. And know what’s going on around you.

  2. Joan says:

    Deosn’t look innocuous to me. I always give snakes a healthy distance and am glad we don’t see them very often.

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