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Horticulture Lecturer Newman WA, Australia


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Any snake ID experts?

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I found this on the fence that surround the community bore in
Parnngurr coomunity, Great Sandy Desert or WA, Australia.
15th Oct 2005, 00:52  

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bfish says:

beautiful pictures. this one particularly

15th Oct 2005, 09:50

goode says:

well its defo a snake.. so that's a start

15th Oct 2005, 11:14

anonymous says:

cool photo

21st Oct 2005, 08:04

Geodyne says:

It's a pity the photo is from below, as most snake identification is done from above. It's hard to be 100% sure from the shot, but this seems to be Liasis perhtensis, a type of python that likes living in termite tunnels and feeding on geckos. The side markings are certainly consistent with it - sorry, no common name that I know of.

It's a beautiful shot.

21st Oct 2005, 08:56

gary says:

Thanks very much for that. There are lots of termites around, and my own opinion is that its a python of some sort. Will remember to take topview shots in future

21st Oct 2005, 09:05

Geodyne says:

You're welcome, my pleasure.

For the record, I put a typo in the species name - it should be L. perthensis.

21st Oct 2005, 09:10

bmal says:

i think this pic i brilliant well done old bean

21st Oct 2005, 09:23

sean says:

Antaresia stimsoni
common name stimson python

20th Mar 2012, 06:07

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