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Snake: Southern brown house snake

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Snake: Southern brown house snake

Unread postby Snoobab » Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:52 pm

Found this poor guy on the H3, any idea what type of snake it is.

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Southern Brown Housesnake?

Unread postby Wildman » Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:30 pm

Snoobab, I'm thinking along the lines of a Southern Brown Housesnake here; signs: the off-white belly and rust-red body.
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Unread postby Snoobab » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:13 am

Thanks Wildman, I have to admit i'm very bad with snakes :redface: Normally i'm running in the other direction so don't have a chance to look at them that close. This poor guy must have been hit by a car :evil:


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