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Eastern Brown

The Eastern Brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis) is a relatively common snake along the East Coast of Australia. Being that it often takes up residence in and around peoples homes, and the fact that this particular snake is one of Australias most aggressive, means that it's easily our most dangerous snake.

 

According to Wikipedia (which as we know is ALWAYS a source of truth and accuracy), this is the second most venomous land snake in the world, second to the Inland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus), which is also for some strange reason referred to as the 'Fierce Snake', even though it's generally placid and shy (and rarely seen given that it lives in the arid regions of central Australia).

 

At this rate I'll never get a job promoting Aussie tourism :)

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Taken on October 8, 2009