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Animals of Australia

There are few places that match Australia for its unique animals, especially ts mammals such as its monotremes and marsupials and its abundant reptile and frog fauna.

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Red-bellied Black Snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus, Elapidae) eating a frog.

In the Canberra Region the Red-bellied Black Snake is commonly found close to watercourses where it hunts mainly for frogs, It can grow up to 2m long, though individuals that big are rare. It is highly poisonous and potentially dangerous to people. With care, it can often be closely observed going about its business. Here a 1 m long snake consumes a large pobblebonk frog.



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