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MASTERS' SNAKE
Drysdalia mastersii
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This is a relatively small species of snake with a weak venom and is normally considered harmless.  

MASTERS' SNAKE - Drysdalia mastersii
This Masters' Snake (Drysdalia mastersii) is from South Eastern South Australia

Approximate distribution of the Masters' Snake Drysdalia mastersii 
Approximate distribution of the Masters' Snake (Drysdalia mastersii)

MASTERS' SNAKE - Drysdalia mastersii
This Masters' Snake (Drysdalia mastersii) is from South Eastern South Australia

MASTERS' SNAKE - Drysdalia mastersii
This Masters' Snake (Drysdalia mastersii) pictured above is from South Eastern South Australia

Although this small diurnal species of snake is mildly venomous and considered harmless it has been confused with juvenile brown snakes (which are extremely dangerous) due to its head markings. It is quite common in some areas .
Note the patterning on the lips and neck.

This species is very similar to the Mustard-bellied snake (Drysdalia rhodogaster)


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