Pseudonaja affinis exilis

1 Rottnest Island Dugite at Rottnest Island, WA

Pseudonaja affinis exilis at Rottnest Island, WA - 25 Feb 2024
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Pseudonaja affinis exilis 11 Jul 2024 MichaelBedingfield
Pseudonaja affinis exilis 9 Jul 2024 MichaelBedingfield
Pseudonaja affinis exilis 9 Jul 2024 Ladybird

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Rottnest Island Dugite

6 comments

   9 Jul 2024
Please correct the location, which is given as in the ocean.
Ladybird wrote:
   9 Jul 2024
Done 👍
   10 Jul 2024
Thanks. The photo is not very clear. How do you know it is the Rottnest Island Dugite?
Ladybird wrote:
   10 Jul 2024
I asked on i-naturalist for others opinions who suggested this. Rottnest Island is protected from the mainland and therefore has only limited flora and fauna.
Ladybird wrote:
   10 Jul 2024
The internet states that there are only 2 types of snakes on Rottnest Island; they being the Rottnest Island Dugite (typically 1.5m long) and the Southern Blind Snake (Rena unguirostris), typically less than 30cm long and burrowing behaviour. The snake I saw was easily over 1m in length and is similar to a photo on the Rottnest Island website (subfile: learn/nature and wildlife).
   11 Jul 2024
Thanks

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