Acanthophis antarcticus

6 Common Death Adder at Evans Head, NSW

Acanthophis antarcticus at Evans Head, NSW - 10 Apr 2024
Acanthophis antarcticus at Evans Head, NSW - 10 Apr 2024
Acanthophis antarcticus at Evans Head, NSW - 10 Apr 2024
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Acanthophis antarcticus 11 Apr 2024 BrianLR
Acanthophis antarcticus 11 Apr 2024 ellabryant
Acanthophis antarcticus 11 Apr 2024 ellabryant

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While walking the bush track from Chinamans Beach car park to Goanna Headland we came across a death adder on the trail. The snake was extremely still, we have no snake experience and got too close. The snake struck towards us very, very fast. Nobody was injured:)

4 comments

AaronClausen wrote:
   11 Apr 2024
Unbelievable sighting, thanks heaps for reporting.
HelenCross wrote:
   11 Apr 2024
Glad no-one was injured Ella - death adders strike at lightning speed!
   11 Apr 2024
Woah, I bet that got the adrenaline pumping!
trevorpreston wrote:
   12 Apr 2024
What great sighting of this beautiful snake! Thanks for posting this!

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