Captive snakes

I don’t normally post pics of captive animals, but here are some owned by a friend of mine who lives in Longreach.

Mulga snake (Pseudechis australis)
Mulga snake (Pseudechis australis). St George locale.

Mulga snake (Pseudechis australis)
Mulga snake (Pseudechis australis). St George locale.

Mulga snake (Pseudechis australis)
Mulga snake (Pseudechis australis). St George locale.

Speckled brown snake (Pseudonaja guttata)
Speckled brown snake (Pseudonaja guttata). Banded form.

Speckled brown snake (Pseudonaja guttata)
Speckled brown snake (Pseudonaja guttata). Banded form.

Speckled brown snake (Pseudonaja guttata)
Speckled brown snake (Pseudonaja guttata). Banded form.

Inland taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus)
Inland taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus).

Inland taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus)
Inland taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus).

Northern death adder (Acanthophis praelongus)
Northern death adder (Acanthophis praelongus).

Northern death adder (Acanthophis praelongus)
Northern death adder (Acanthophis praelongus).

Collett's snake (Pseudechis colletti)
Collett’s snake (Pseudechis colletti).

Collett's snake (Pseudechis colletti)
Collett’s snake (Pseudechis colletti).

Collett's snake (Pseudechis colletti)
Collett’s snake (Pseudechis colletti).

Collett's snake (Pseudechis colletti)
Collett’s snake (Pseudechis colletti).

Collett's snake (Pseudechis colletti)
Collett’s snake (Pseudechis colletti).

Collett's snake (Pseudechis colletti)
Collett’s snake (Pseudechis colletti). She was crawling around and sticking her head in the loose soil every so often. I think she was just enjoying being out in the open with real sun and soil. In the wild this species shelters down soil cracks, so she might have been looking for shelter or food.

Collett's snake (Pseudechis colletti)
Collett’s snake (Pseudechis colletti).

Collett's snake (Pseudechis colletti)
Collett’s snake (Pseudechis colletti).

About Stewart Macdonald

I'm a wildlife ecologist living and working in Queensland, Australia. I spend most of my time in the bush finding and photographing wildlife.
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One Response to Captive snakes

  1. Paul says:

    Hi Stewart. Great blog, fantastic pics – I’d love to see a collett’s in the ‘flesh’ so to speak but so far on my travels – not a sausage.

    Still, there’s such a wealth of herpetofauna on this continent that with a little effort I’m slowly getting to see quite a bit [usually when I don’t have a camera]…and being up in TNQ is def a bonus!

    The big trip up into the cape is currently being planned and I hope to get some pics of Morelia viridis – but we’ll see what happens.

    In the meantime it’s croc watching and snake spotting as the evenings warm up.

    drop a line anytime.

    Take care.