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Austrelaps ramsayi

1 Highlands Copperhead at Wog Wog, NSW

Austrelaps ramsayi at Wog Wog, NSW - 25 Apr 2021
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Austrelaps ramsayi 2 May 2021 WillO
Austrelaps ramsayi 1 May 2021 BIrdsinCanberra

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Walking along the duckboards that formed the trail around the base of Corang Peak there was a Highlands Copperhead just beside the duckboards but its head was under one of the tufts of grass that closely lined the trail. We were about 1.5 metres away from snake, which seemed bewildered by our sudden appearance. Its head moved in different directions as if it was trying to determine which was the best way to move. We were surprised to see the snake because this area was still in shadow, with no sun shining anywhere nearby and the temperature was still about 7 degrees Celsius. May be the cold was the reason for the snake to appear to be confused and uncertain about how it was going to avoid us. This snake was only about 40-50 cm, although we never saw it completely uncoiled.

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