snake ID Please

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 19:44
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Whilst working on these pics I would like to know what sort of snake this is...... It was found on the tanimi

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thanks Peter

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Reply By: Top End Explorer Tours - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 19:48

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 19:48
Hi Peter

That looks like a Woma.

Woma

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 19:52

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 19:52
agree with Steve, got that rapidly tapering tail too
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Follow Up By: Member - extfilm (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:03

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:03
thanks Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:13

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:13
Lovely looking Bugger !
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Follow Up By: Top End Explorer Tours - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:18

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:18
We have it's cousin up here.

Black Headed Python

Cheers Steve.
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Reply By: Member - Clive G (NZ) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 19:49

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 19:49
extfilm.
Buggered if I know but just make sure it stays over there, OK!! LOL.
CliveG (NZ)
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Follow Up By: On Patrol - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:36

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:36
Clive we have a few NZ snakes over here, but they are mostly found in the suburbs, I think a few of ours could be sent over there as exchange, LOL
Colin
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Follow Up By: Member - Clive G (NZ) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:58

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:58
Colin.
You are too late, there are already plenty of Aussie suburban snakes over here already. I think the two way trade has been going on for a long time. Even got one as neighbour. Actually he’s a good bloke.
Cheers, Clive.
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Reply By: Member - AJB (VIC) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:13

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:13
It's a pretty snake!
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Follow Up By: Member - AJB (VIC) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:17

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:17
Well actually Pyton. Saw a real pretty Tiger the other day. Thick, quick, stood up to me then slithered off into the undergrowth. How lucky are we to have such creatures.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:38

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:38
Hope you got it off the road. Too many people will run them over on purpose.
I have worked with people who will pull up and chase them into the bush to kill them
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:41

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:41
Nuther Snake
(Dugite)
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Follow Up By: Member - extfilm (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:43

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 20:43
Yes I did chase it off the road........ and waited till it was gone...... He was a cranky bugga though...... That is why I figured it may have been a snake
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Follow Up By: Member - Clive G (NZ) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 21:18

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 21:18
Davoe.
Despite my post above I have no sympathy for anyone who chases wildlife (or any life) just for the purpose of killing it.
I read in the media here recently that some 90% of snake bites in Australia are to people who are chasing the snake, usually with the purpose of killing it. Do you think this is true?? If it is then serves them right. Number one rule re wildlife in any country is, leave it alone and it will leave you alone, I guess there are a few exceptions to this though.
Cheers, CliveG (NZ).
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 21:23

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 21:23
Gee Davoe - he looks a bit agro - and heading for your toes

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Follow Up By: Top End Explorer Tours - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 21:23

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 21:23
99% of snake bites are a non venomous bite, 98% are caused buy people trying to catch or kill them.

Statistics by St Johns ambulance.

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 21:36

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 21:36
MH he was sitting there not far from Sues bridge Blackwood river getting the last of the afernoon sun. thats how I got so close to him. You can see Im off to the side a bit to give him an escape route.
As for causes of snake bites. I wuldnt know nd I have googled it. it seems ot much reliable data is available.
I get up as close as I can to most snakes. They will tell you when you are close enough by giving a threat display or mock strike butusually they take straight off.
From my experience and several snake handling courses I would say unsolicited bites from snakes would be very rare and most likely caused by stepping on them or unintentianally getting into their space where they have no escape route
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Follow Up By: autosparky - Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 02:06

Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 02:06
davoe i dont usually let my wife wander that far but its a great pic of her and shes just as deadly
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Reply By: MEMBER - Darian (SA) - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 21:41

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 21:41
I'll see your Woma and raise you one Black Headed fella......
lovely aren't they - but ours had attitude - he didn't take happily to shutterbugs coming close - at around 2m he looked fearsome to me - but we didn't know what he was - just out from Windorah - looked him up in their library later - found they grow to 3m..... maybe it was 'her' :-o).Image Could Not Be Found
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Follow Up By: Top End Explorer Tours - Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 21:56

Sunday, Jun 01, 2008 at 21:56
Black headed pythons have the hardest bite of all snakes, they are impervious to other snake bites, and their main diet is other snakes, and when handled, most are very placid.

Cheers Steve.
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Reply By: autosparky - Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 02:08

Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 02:08
if you get bitten by the woma and the bite area is tested it comes back as a false positive for a brown snake venom even though its non venomous
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Reply By: rumpig - Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 10:37

Monday, Jun 02, 2008 at 10:37
here's a sea snake we found washed up on fraser island, have seen a couple over the years washed up there, but not this big

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