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    There was a bit of excitement for me this afternoon when I noticed this little guy (Spotted black snake) doing laps in the pool smile emoticon he was much happier after I relocated him down at the creek, and so was the relieved frog who was also doing its best to avoid its swimming companion in the pool!

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    This particular Spotted Black Snake (aka Blue-bellied Black Snake) (Pseudechis guttatus) was around 35-40cm long and I was told by local snake expert Nathan, that it would have been last years baby.

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    Queensland Museum has some wonderful information about the Spotted Black Snake which can be found here. I note that they mention that there has been a marked decline in this species in the Lockyer Valley over the last 30 years.

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    This is the smallest Spotted Black Snake that we have seen at Jarowair. Over the years we have seen quite a few in varying colours. This one in particular didn’t have the typical blue grey belly that we normally see on the large snakes.


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