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Keelback freshwater snake taken at sapphire queensland  in a drying up dam late in the day with a good size frog for dinner Australia,Fall,Geotagged,Keelback,Tropidonophis mairii,central queensland gemfields Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Keelback freshwater snake

taken at sapphire queensland in a drying up dam late in the day with a good size frog for dinner

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  1. Very cool reptile species intro! Posted one year ago

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The Keelback is a non-venomous snake found throughout Northern Australia; it is also known as the freshwater snake. It resembles two venomous snakes, the Taipan and the Rough-scaled snake, and this has obviously assisted its survival. It rarely grows over one metre and feeds mainly on amphibians and small lizards. It is one of the few snakes that can eat Cane Toads, up to a certain size, without being harmed.

It is not to be confused with ''Amphiesma vibakari ruthveni'', which is called.. more

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Jef braund
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By Jef braund

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Uploaded May 17, 2018. Captured Apr 29, 2018 03:10 in 197 Rockhound Rd, The Gemfields QLD 4702, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/6.3
  • 1/395s
  • ISO1000
  • 300mm