Reiner Richter 25 Apr 2017

Tiger Snake

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Sighted 23 Apr 2017
Peninsula Rd, Mcmahons Creek VIC 3799, Australia



  • Tamara Leitch 29 April 2017
    Austrelaps ramsayi
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Reptilia: Squamata: Elapidae: Austrelaps: ramsayi
    Common Names: Elapids, Highlands copperhead
    Tamara Leitch says

    Hi Reiner, this is a Highlands Copperhead. The scale right on top of the head between the eyes is rectangular (this is almost square in a Tiger Snake) and the white edges of the upper lip scales are broad and well-defined (they would be absent in a Tiger Snake and weakly-defined in a Lowlands Copperhead).

    3 votes
  • Reiner Richter 25 April 2017
    Notechis scutatus
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Chordata: Reptilia: Squamata: Elapidae: Notechis: scutatus
    Common Names: Elapids, Tiger snake
    Reiner Richter says

    It was trying to catch the last rays at the edge of a break

    -2 votes


  • Reiner Richter 4 May 2017
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    Reiner Richter says

    Thanks Tamara, At the time I thought it was a copperhead (lowland) but didn't look at it properly as I was trying to photograph it properly. When I was processing the photos it didn't look right but I still got it wrong.

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