Australian Keelback


The Australian Keelback (Tropidonophis mairii) is a very common snake in many areas, however it is often mistaken (and killed) as an Eastern Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis) .
It can be distinguished from the Eastern Brown Snake by its keeled scales.
This snake is not venomous and is usually found along the margins of rainforests and in open forest areas where it preys on small reptiles and amphibians.
This species is believed to be able to tolerate eating small cane toads.
The Australian Keelback is found in Australia, Indonesia and New Guinea.

Centenary Lakes, Cairns Botanical Garden, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 3 November 2022

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