Reptile Pseudechis colletti (Collett's Snake)


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Central West, NSW
Warning Poisionous

Scientific Name: Pseudechis colletti

Common Name: Collett's Snake

Order: Squamata

Suborder: Serpentes

Family: Elapidae

Distribution: Western Queensland

Habitat: Desert areas or plains.

Field Notes: A rounded snake with a blunt head. The Scales are obvious and bulky. The primary diest of these snakes is frog and rats which they generaly feed on during the day. They are a reasonably placid species of snake however they will stike when provoked. Although not as deadly as some snakes in Australia they still contain the 19 most powerfull venom and can deliver a fatal bite with ease.

The colourisation of adult Collett's may vary from a dark brown colour to black, with irregular colour bands. These bands are usually cross-shaped and are generally an orange-red colour. The Collett's underbelly is normally the same colour as its bands, but may have varied discolourisations or discoloured patches. Juveniles are usually the same colour as adults but generally have brighter shades and contrast more. It is similar in physical structure (but not appearance) to the Red-Bellied Black Snake. (Wikipedia)

Image By Blake - 2011 - Location: Australia Zoo