Photographer: Shanna Bignell
Subject: Golden-crowned Snake (Cacophis squamulosus)
Location: Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Date: April 2013
Nathan found this baby Golden-Crowned Snake hiding under a fallen palm frond in our backyard.
These snakes are small, secretive and nocturnal and prefer damp conditions. They are mildly venomous but considered harmless, although bites from large specimens could cause discomfort. (Source: 'A Complete Guide To The Reptiles of Australia', 4th edition (2013) by Steve Wilson and Gerry Swan.)
Another shot I took of this snake (and Nathan's hand!) appeared on the cover of Australian Geographic's 'Australia's Most Dangerous Snakes' book published in early 2014, which is very cool but kind of ironic since these snakes aren't really dangerous at all.
(Note: We do not recommend handling of wildlife by anyone who has not been trained.)
Golden-crowned Snake Print
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