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Snake: Common Slug-eater (Duberria lutrix)

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Snake: Common Slug-eater (Duberria lutrix)

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


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 ?


and a close up of the head :

and one more to try and show some perspective (he was on a concrete border on the walkway)

Thanks in advance !

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Re: Identification help: Snakes

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

Yip, definitely a slug eater.
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