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Joe Blake – Brown Snake

This brown snake was making itself comfortable in a disused container adjacent to the house veranda. We more usually see red-bellied black snakes around the house – not these brown snakes (they’re more common down by the creek about 1 km east of the house).

This is probably an Eastern Brown Snake, reputedly the second most venomous snake in the world.

Needless to say, given the the brown snakes are more aggressive than the blacks, I kept a respectful distance from this one and used a telephoto lens for this shot. And didn’t go looking for it after it disappeared into a clump of long grass.

Eastern bearded dragon

An Easter Bearded Dragon posed for this shot down by the creek on our property this morning.

UPDATE: subsequently identified as an Eastern Water Dragon