What Snake is this, Watagans, NSW

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What Snake is this, Watagans, NSW

Postby jackattack » Fri 16 Dec, 2016 6:16 am

Hey , does anybody know what sort of snake this is? Photo taken at the Basin Campsite, Olney State Forest, Watagans, NSW.

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Re: What Snake is this, Watagans, NSW

Postby oldpiscator » Fri 16 Dec, 2016 7:21 am

It is a Bandy Bandy (Vermicella annulata). Subteranean species only coming out at night or after heavy rain or if rock or log turned over. Not known to bite. Usually about 0.5m but may grow to max 1m.
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Re: What Snake is this, Watagans, NSW

Postby ofuros » Fri 16 Dec, 2016 7:28 am

1st thoughts were a Bandy Bandy.....but I'm not so sure, head shape & markings look different.
Stephens Banded Snake ? (Hoplocephalus stephensii)
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Re: What Snake is this, Watagans, NSW

Postby jackhinde » Tue 20 Dec, 2016 9:33 pm

Stephens banded snake Hoplocephalus stephensii, they put on a nice little show. Don't pick them up.
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