brown snake

Eastern Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis)

Hmm…..challenge accepted, lovely 1.5m eastern brown (Pseudonaja textilis) found in Cashmer QLD tangled in garden netting from the mid-section down. Thankfully uninjured. Eastern browns are the world’s sencond most venomous snakes and should be treated with extreme caution. They are very ready and quick strikers and deaths have resulted from their bites. Best left alone as their first reaction is to try and get away from you. They have poor eye-sight so if you stumble across one, keep still and move back very slowly. They get excited and agressive towards movement. Most bites occur while trying to catch or kill them or if you’re unfortunate enough startle them at close range.

I’ve come across three of this very same scenario in the last six months. This fine nylon netting can cause severe and painful lacerations, I prefer to use the white cotton type on my veggie beds. Call courtesy of Julia Baker at 1300 Catch it. 

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