A baby brown by our front door.
I prefer it if he lives elsewhere.
That looks like a red bellied black snake to me! :O.. either way, YIKES.. too close to home.. literally!!
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Yeah not a baby brown - they have a black splotch on the top of their head, not the entire head like this. Much more likely to be a juvenile Red-bellied Black or maybe a Small-eyed Snake.
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Indeed looks like a Red-belly, Lovely snakes we get them all the time on our dams I love watching them.
Perhaps with the heat he has come in? or you may have something around he likes to eat
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Beautiful, but yes, inappropriate for the front door. Good to call out when you have unwanted visitors though
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That's why I took the photo - to get a positive id. On close examination, it looks like a small-eyed snake. Which would be great news. On the other hand, my doorstep is a bit close when its so hard to tell.
Damn - poisonous too. Oh well, now we have 5 different snakes on our land, 3 of them poisonous.
Last edited by Steve Axford; 11-12-2009 at 6:34am.
Good pic but wouldnt like to have it that close to the house in case it decided to come in
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I'm up at Springbrook (in the Gold Coast hinterland) and I LOVE it when I discover a new snake or baby snakes on my property. I don't have children or pets though...
Really cool photo, btw
Unfortunately it will be only a matter of time if they're inquisitive.Let's hope the cats don't get bitten
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Older cats are fairly safe. It's young inquisitive cats that can't leave anything moving alone that unfortunately get bitten. We've lost a few cats over the years. Unlike dogs that you usually notice something is wrong and you have time to take them to the vets. Cat's tend to "go away" and we didn't find them until it was to late.
Last edited by JimD; 11-12-2009 at 10:35am.
The cat run sounds like a good plan Steve, best to be safe than sorry.
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