AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
Covering Australian Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles
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SHIELD-SNOUTED BROWN SNAKE
Highly Venomous - Extremely Dangerous
This species has a light lining to the mouth and is sometimes banded
Shield-snouted Brown Snake (Pseudonaja aspidorhyncha) from South Australia
Shield-snouted Brown Snake (Pseudonaja aspidorhyncha)
Approximate distribution map.
Shield-snouted Brown Snake (Pseudonaja aspidorhyncha) flattening its neck out like a cobra (photographed near Chinaman Creek (South of Port Augusta) in South Australia)
Venomous snakes do not always inject venom when biting, however due to the extremely high toxicity of the venom of this species, it is vital that first aid is performed immediately (Constrictive bandage etc) and the patient is taken immediately to hospital. Lack of symptoms may not mean that the victim has not been envenomated.
Correct and immediate first aid and treatment for this species and other dangerous snakes increases the chance of survival.
Although people are commonly bitten by dangerous snakes in Australia, the actual number of deaths is actually very low, due to antivenines and
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Updated October 20, 2021