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Snake: Common Slug-eater (Duberria lutrix)

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kellyee21
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Snake: Common Slug-eater (Duberria lutrix)

Unread postby kellyee21 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:41 pm

Hello,

I found the snake below at Boulders Beach last week, just after the ticket office. He was quite small, maybe 1 cm in diameter and about 20 cm or so long, I thought it was a slug at first glance. My best guess so far is brown house snake or maybe mole snake but I really don't know. Can anyone help please ?

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and a close up of the head :
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and one more to try and show some perspective (he was on a concrete border on the walkway)
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Thanks in advance !
Kelly

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Roan
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby Roan » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:17 pm

Hi Kelly.
It looks like a Common Slug-eater Duberria lutrix
If you have alook at the bottom photograph, you'll see a snail in the background. That is its' main diet.
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Re: Identification help: Snakes

Unread postby BushSnake » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:19 am

Yip, definitely a slug eater.
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