Monday, 29 September 2014

Beware of sticks

When you are walking along very slowly keeping a lookout for all those birds in the treetops, you tend not to pay attention to what is at your feet. Besides, a stick is a stick. I was about 3 metres away when I noticed the stick and did a quick stop.

Not often you see a stick as straight as this

Lowland Copperhead Austrelaps superbus

Even though he/she was warming up, there was still enough energy to flatten the neck. ID anyone? My scanty knowledge tells me it is not Brown. I couldn't get past to take a pic with the light behind me. You know how it is! A few handfuls of thrown sand falling as rain moved it on.

***Update: Museum Victoria have identified it as a Lowland Copperhead Austrelaps superbus

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