Blech! Y was dead scared so Hugo did the honours. Does anyone know what kind of snake this is?
Let me guess: a very poisonous one …
yuk…. good thing your hubby wasn’t scared…snakes are nasty creatures….
Personally I’d guess a New Guinea Brown Snake, fairly young given the colouration with the faint black banding. Check out this link halfway down and the local geographical descriptions to see if you’re in one of these areas. If I’m right, then Hugo was under some form of divine protection from this venomous serpent. “If approached this is a very aggressive snake that will defend itself with little encouragement. Brown snakes typically adopt a very characteristic defensive stance in which they lift the front third or more of the body high off the ground in a rigid S-shape and hiss violently while holding the mouth open. From this position the snake will make repeated lunges at an antagonist, and will strike several times.”
Oops, forgot the promised link:
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