Red-bellied Black Snake

Pseudechis porphyriacus

Queensland, Australia - September 2016

Red-bellied Black Snake is one of the most frequently encountered venomous snakes in eastern Australia. It is generally not an aggressive species and is unlikely to strike unless severely provoked, prefering to attempt to escape at the first opportunity rather than attack. If you are unlucky enough to be bitten, the bite is unlikely to be deadly as the snake usually choses to only inject a small dose of venom during defensive attacks.

Queensland, Australia - September 2016