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Pseudechis porphyriacus

Red-bellied Black Snake at Millingandi, NSW

Pseudechis porphyriacus at Millingandi, NSW - 18 Jul 2017
Pseudechis porphyriacus at Millingandi, NSW - 18 Jul 2017
Pseudechis porphyriacus at Millingandi, NSW - 18 Jul 2017
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Pseudechis porphyriacus 25 Jul 2017 JulesPhotographer

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5 comments

   26 Jul 2017
Looks like it wasn't too happy about being photographed. Hope you weren't getting too close! We've seen a couple out and about on the roads in the last couple of days too, though our resident one at the house has not put in an appearance yet, after going to ground when the serious frosts kicked in a couple of weeks ago.
   27 Jul 2017
It was actually the end of a yawn, I missed the best part of it unfortunately. As much as I think they are beautiful, I have a lot of respect for these critters and only ever use my telephoto lense so I can stay a safe distance away. :)
   27 Jul 2017
Interesting - I've never seen a snake yawn.
libbyh wrote:
   29 Jul 2017
Lovely image. How close were you?
   29 Jul 2017
Approx 7 or 8 feet-ish away with a 200mm lense and then cropped in Photoshop. This one was sunning itself on the bank of a 'pond'. It must sun here regularly or some other creature had tramped down an area of grass right at the edge of the pond, which gave me a nice clear shot. :) I always approach any animal I am photographing with extreme care not to cause any distress. I have worked as a carer for wildlife in my past, am a qualified Vet nurse and wish to reassure everyone, I take great care not to disturb them in their natural habitats.

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