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Taipan

This docile creature, dear friends, is a Coastal Taipan - it grows up to 2.8 metres long, is very fast, and is the second most venomous snake in Australia.

 

The *most* venomous snake in Australia, incidentally, happens to be the Inland Taipan, which is also the most venomous snake in the world...

 

It would not be a bad idea to start running if you should happen to meet one.

 

Taronga Zoo, from behind a nice solid pane of glass.

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Taken on April 5, 2007