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Red Bellied Black Snake I came across while out with my camera one early morning. Beautiful reptile. I had seen a few snakes around the camp this year unlike previous years. The Red Bellied Black Snake is thriving here at the moment. Along with Tiger snakes and others. Not a great photo I know but you get the drift!

Information: source WIKIPEDIA
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Pseudechis
Species: P. porphyriacus
Binomial name
Pseudechis porphyriacus

Red bellied black Snake – Wikipedia information


  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...almost 4 years ago

    I hope it was a powerful zoom that you used.
    You wouldn’t get me that close…. I’m a woos…

  • Hi Larry, all good, had my 200 mm with me !

    – salsbells69

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful close up. great timing.

  • Thankyou Byron!

    – salsbells69

  • stevealder
    stevealderalmost 4 years ago

    A very nicely made image Sal…….be very careful though, these black snakes can be aggressive if disturbed around a nest. Regards, Steve

  • Thankyou Steve, this one was just getting the morning sun on his back. Beautiful snake, went on his merry way when he had had enough :) Thankyou!

    – salsbells69

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 4 years ago

    that’s a great capture dear Sal,don’t think i would have hung around to take a shot.LOL x

  • I know the feeling Catherine. It would have been a different story if it was a spider! lol x

    – salsbells69

  • Rosie Appleton
    Rosie Appletonalmost 4 years ago

    EEK, that’s a bit close!!!! Love the tongue :-)

  • He was close Rosie, but far enough away if you get my drift. Thankyou !

    – salsbells69

  • mikrin
    mikrinalmost 4 years ago

    wow. Pretty cool capture Sal!

  • Hey Mike! Thankyou very much :))

    – salsbells69

  • Sheila Smith
    Sheila Smithalmost 4 years ago

    WOW Sal Nice and crisp around the face. I don’t think I would hang around long enough to focus, let alone think about composition!!! And the tongue makes me think it probably nows your there. Are they venomous? stevealders comment makes me think they are.

  • Hello Sheila! The snake did know I was there but was getting some morning sun, i didnt poke him or disturb him. They are venemous and a relative of the Tiger snake however, while they can make you VERY sick they are usually not fatal. Hospital treatment is usually sought and highly recommended after a bite as they administer tiger snake anti venom. Tiger snakes are deadly.

    – salsbells69

  • AlMiller
    AlMilleralmost 4 years ago

    I’m not sure you could of captured a more natural shot! Well done.

  • Thankyou very much Al!

    – salsbells69

  • Matsumoto
    Matsumotoover 3 years ago

    You did an incredible job of capturing this image. Excellent work.

  • Thankyou very much!!! :)))

    – salsbells69

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 3 years ago

    Yikes!! A snake in the grass indeed! Fabulous capture.

  • :)) Thankyou BCP ! :))))

    – salsbells69

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