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Unidentified at Suppressed - 7 Sep 2017

Identification history

Snake Drysdalia rhodogaster 13 Oct 2018 Patrick Campbell
Unidentified 24 Sep 2018 libbyh

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5 comments

   3 Oct 2018
It's an Elapid snake but I can't see the head, which would help identify the species.
Do you have any other photos?
If anyone can see the head please point it out.
libbyh455 wrote:
   3 Oct 2018
Dear Patrick, I am sorry that this image is the best I was able to take as the snake slid away with its head under the leaf litter. I still thought it was worth making a record of it.
   13 Oct 2018
No worries. Thanks Libby. My best educated guess is a Drysdalia and most likely Drysdalia rhodogaster but possibly Drysdalia coronoides, however without a head shot it's hard to tell. Do you happen to recall if it had a pale, yellow collar or pale facial lip stripes?
libbyh509 wrote:
   13 Oct 2018
I didn't get a view of any distinguishing features but it did look like other Mustard bellied snakes I have seen.
   13 Oct 2018
Thanks Libby. We'll pencil it in as the most likely contender but can't confirm it.

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  • 7 Sep 2017 Recorded on
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