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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Adult Eastern Brown Snakes may vary in colour and patterning depending on geographic location, as well as varying between individuals in one locality. They may also have speckles, blotches banding and/or other patterning.
Juvenile from Seaham, NSW, just North-west of Newcastle
Juvenile Eastern Brown Snakes normally have a black head plus a ring around their neck, however many other snakes, legless lizards and some skinks have similar head markings.
Bands may or may not be present on the body. The bands usually vanish as the snake matures.
Juvenile from South Australia
Brown snakes and many other venomous snakes do not always inject venom when biting, however due to the extremely high toxicity of the venom and lack of symptoms in many individuals that have been envenomated, it is vital that first aid is performed immediately (Constrictive bandage etc) and the patient is taken immediately to hospital.
Correct and immediate treatment for Brown 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.
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