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red bellied black snake

red belly snake

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Red-bellied snakes grow up to 2m long and have a black upper surface with a bright red underside. They like to stay around water where frogs are plentiful. They are most active in the late afternoon but you can sometimes see them at other times of the day. They slither with great ease and leave a distinctly marked track behind.

They have between 8-40 young at a time, which are usually born in a membranous sac from which they emerge within minutes or at the most an hour, after birth. They are found in Eastern Australia, from far northern QLD, to NSW, Vic, and south-eastern SA. They are poisonous snakes so don't go to close, or else they could bite you. Scientific name: Pseudechis porphyriacus.

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