Approximate distribution of the Spotted Black Snake (Pseudechis guttatus)
Spotted Black Snake (Pseudechis guttatus) found east of Millmerran Qld
Captive Spotted Black Snake (Pseudechis guttatus)
This brown Spotted Black Snake (Pseudechis guttatus) (pictured above and below) from between Millmerran and Inglewood (Queensland) has only a small amount of speckling and could easily be mistaken for a different species - it was found crossing the road at night and is emaciated
The Blue-bellied Black Snake (Pseudechis guttatus) snake above was in my reptile collection for many years.
It was an adult when it was given to me by Bill Dunmall who had a wildlife park at Hervey Bay in Queensland.
The snake was incredibly docile, probably because it was on display and used to seeing people admiring it all the time.
It never showed the slightest sign of
aggression or nervousness and although I wouldn't normally free handle dangerous snakes (which I strongly discourage), I used to free handle this one. It was originally captured near Tara in Qld.
This Spotted Black Snake (Pseudechis guttatus) eating a skink is a juvenile from NSW.
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