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Australian snake

Observed: 21st March 2012 By: JaneCJaneC’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesJaneC’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles

This smallish snake (about 1ft-18ins long) we suddenly spotted on the path ahead, and gave it time to get out of the way. Knowing nothing about what it was or whether it was venomous we didn't get too close for a more detailed photo. I did however zoom in for a better view of it (pic 2) but only managed to get its tail in the photo, however it might help with ID.

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Drysdalia rhodogaster looks

Drysdalia rhodogaster looks right. Ditribution maps in Australian field guides always give the impression a species has a restricted range. Easy to forget Australia is massive! I wasn't convinced by D. coronoides, D. mastersii doesn't occur in NSW so I should have had faith and plumbed for D. rhodogaster. I knew you'd be confident in an ID. Well done Masked Marvel..!