AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.
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SPECKLED BROWN SNAKE
Highly Venomous - Extremely Dangerous
This baby Speckled brown snake Pseudonaja guttata was captured at Goyder Lagoon in SA (story is below map)
A friend of mine found a Curl snake, (Suta suta) which he caught. It regurgitated the baby Speckled brown snake Pseudonaja guttata (which was still alive and survived).
The baby snake was initially kept alive at the South Australian Museum (where I took this photo). Initially the identity of the species was unknown and photos were distributed around Australia to try and ascertain what species it was!
This was the first record of Speckled brown snake Pseudonaja guttata from South Australia!
Venomous snakes do not always inject venom when biting, those bites are called dry bites, 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 as fast as possible to hospital. Lack of symptoms may not mean that the victim has not been envenomated.
Correct and immediate treatment for this species and other dangerous snakes increase 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
Last updated June 12, 2018