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SnakeDrysdalia coronoides

3 White-lipped Snake at Namadgi National Park

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Drysdalia coronoides at Namadgi National Park - 29 Apr 2019
Drysdalia coronoides at Namadgi National Park - 29 Apr 2019
Drysdalia coronoides at Namadgi National Park - 29 Apr 2019

Identification history

Snake Drysdalia coronoides 29 Apr 2019 GeoffRobertson
Snake Drysdalia coronoides 29 Apr 2019 roymcd
Unidentified 29 Apr 2019 roymcd

Author's notes

Just a little tiddler, not much longer than the palm of my hand, warming itself on the path. Mistook it for a twig and almost stood on it, mercifully it didn't strike.

6 comments

   29 Apr 2019
Great photo.
roymcd wrote:
   30 Apr 2019
Thanks Geoff. I'm wondering, how toxic is their venom? Cheers, Roy.
WillO wrote:
   30 Apr 2019
Good question. White-lipped snakes will bite quite readily if handled. Venomous but not regarded as dangerous, however reaction to bite could vary between people. Will.
   30 Apr 2019
Interesting to hear that they bite quite readily if handled. I was lucky the one I saw not far from this sighting in March 2018 was probably a bit cold because it didn't move for many minutes and I was actually able to touch it. See: Snake Drysdalia coronoides (White-lipped Snake) on 12 Mar 2018
roymcd wrote:
   30 Apr 2019
Well you've got more guts than me Matthew, I was scared it might be a juvenile Eastern Brown, so I didn't venture any further... :-)
Nice sighting yours too :-)
   1 May 2019
I think it was ignorance more than guts. I knew mine was a White-lipped Snake when I touched it but was unaware it was venomous, but on reflection I should have expected so. It was so small, I couldn't really imagine it causing me much harm. The snake in your sighting looks a bit browner than mine, so I can see why you were very cautious.

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Rubus parvifolius (Native Raspberry) at Namadgi National Park - 23 Jan 2016
Arthropodium milleflorum (Vanilla Lily) at Namadgi National Park - 23 Jan 2016

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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