Rough-scaled snake approaching Frilled lizard. The event isn't as dramatic as it looks - there was a pane of glass separating the snake and the lizard ! Photographed at Pet and Animal Expo, Brisbane.
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ROUGH-SCALED SNAKE FACTS
The Rough-scaled Snake comes in various shades of brown with irregular darker bands or blotches from back of neck fading towards the tail. Belly is cream, olive to grey, usually with darker blotches. The rough-scaled snake is both diurnal and nocturnal.
Wet sclerophyll forests, rainforests, swamps and creek margins.
frogs and small mammals, occasionally birds and lizards
gives birth to live young.
The Rough-scaled Snake inhabits creeks and rivers in Queensland and New South Wales
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Aggressive when harassed. Rough scaled snake venom is moderately to highly potent, though less potent than common brown snake venom, tiger snake venom and taipan venom.
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