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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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Eastern Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis, Elapidae : Cobras, Mambas, Kraits, Brown snakes etc.) Canberra, Australia

The Eastern Brown Snake is widespread in eastern Australia. It can usually be found in dry locations and can occur around farms and buildings where it is attracted by the presence of mice. A fast-moving and highly venomous snake.

It is usually quite shy and timid but can become aggressive/defensive if cornered and/or interfered with. It is an animal that should be treated with respect as in the last few decades this species has been the cause of most fatalities from snakebite in Australia. Common in and around Canberra, where these animals were filmed.

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