Snake wise – Keelback Tropidonophis mairi removal

by on Aug.05, 2012, under Fauna, Queensland, Reptiles

In July, a visit to a Julatten yard saw the exciting removal of  harmless, if not unusual coloured Keelback Tropidonophis mairi snake. martin Baxter runs Snakewise and educational and reptile relocation service in FNQ. Well know locally and originally a Melbournian who turned north to find the sun and adventure.

Martin and Kaz, get a team effort happening with the Keelback the reluctant third party!

Snakes especially during the warmer months are fond of large sheets of corrugated iron, which retain the warmth longer and remain dry.

 

SW-keelback- so called "banana form"

A night time trip to dinner, met with a wayward Slaty – grey Snake on the road surface, quickly identified correctly!  This species often confused with a potentially harmful Small – eyed Snake.

Tailing the night time Slaty - grey Snake.