THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering 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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RED-BELLIED BLACK SNAKE
Pseudechis porphyriacus

Highly Venomous - Extremely Dangerous
red-bellied black snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus
This Photo was taken at Perling Brook (or Perlingbrook) falls Southeast Qld


Red-bellied Black Snake - Pseudechis porphyriacus - Reptiles of Australia - Map

  

Red-bellied Black Snake - Pseudechis porphyriacus

Red-bellied Black Snake - Pseudechis porphyriacus red-bellied black snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus)

This species is usually found near water and may dive under the water to get away and stay submerged for a while. Frogs form a large part of this species diet.

Venomous snakes do not always inject venom when biting, however due to the 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 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 medical procedures.

Black snake bites can be extremely unpleasant sometimes, and although the venom is less toxic than many other dangerous Australian snakes, bites should definitely be treated as life threatening with the same urgency as other dangerous snakes.


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