Brown Snake Blues

Despite their fearsome reputation, there are a lot of us folk in the reptile and wildlife fields who find the group of animals known as Brown Snakes (Genus Pseudonaja) to be an enigmatic, fascinating and, dare I say, beautiful bunch of animals. Perhaps it’s the...

Road strike and snakes, be snake aware!

One of the biggest threats to our snakes, aside from the ever present shovel wielding moron, is the road. Like most native wildlife, our roads are a huge cause of mortality in snakes, who love to bask on the open, hot bitumen, or to hunt at night for frogs and geckos...

Baby brown in the coal testing lab!

An interesting call out last week! A coal quality testing facility in south Brisbane has had several close encounters with often large brown snakes, possibly to do with the poultry production yards nearby leading to high rat populations. The latest was a small snake...