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Questions and Answers on Snakes
Questions 1 to 50 are Snake related.

Some of the most commonly asked questions about snakes:
What are the biggest snakes in the world?
 - See Question 13
Can Australian venomous snakes see your glow in the dark?
 - See Questions 17, 19 and 20
What types of teeth and fangs do Snakes have?
 - See Question 29
How fast do snakes travel?
 - See Question 31 and 32
Will a snake actually attack you without provocation?
 - See Question 33 Tiger snake attack - the myth
 - See also Snake attack (PDF) and the mind of the Australian snake.
Do all snakes lay eggs?
 - See Question 34 and 35
What is the difference between the words Poison, Venom and Toxin?
 - See Question 39
Which snakes are the deadliest and what does that question really mean?
 - See Question 42, 43 and 44
Why do snakes bite?
 - See Question 45 and 46
Can snakes hear you?
 - See Question 47

Dangerously venomous terrestrial snakes of Australia.
Dangerously venomous does not mean that bites must always be fatal.
The Black Snake Complex (Pseudechis & Cannia) (PDF)
Do red bellies eat all the browns? (PDF)
The Broadheads (Hoplocephalus) (PDF)
The Brown Snakes (Pseudonaja) (PDF)
The Copperheads (Australaps) (PDF)
The Death Adders (Acanthophis) (PDF)
The Rough-scaled Snakes (Tropidechis) (PDF)
The Small-eyed Snakes (Cryptophis) (PDF)
The three Taipans (Oxyuranus) (PDF)
The Tiger Snakes (Notechis) (PDF)

Other snake related stories worth a read.
The Myth of Snake Attack and the mind of an Australian venomous snake (PDF)
Tiger Snake Attack, the myth (HTML)
Snakebite treatment for bites from Australian snakes (PDF)
How to keep an Australian Snake (HTML)

Snakebite Treatment
My story on snakebite treatment - (PDF)
CSL Antivenom Handbook - Snake Venom Detection
Snakebite protocol - Protocol Inland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus)
Snakebite - University Of Sydney
IMMEDIATE FIRST AID - for bites by Inland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus)
Toxin Information (Antivenoms)
PROTOCOL INDEX � International
Snakebite Protocol - Protocol Tijgerslangen (Notechis species)

Taipan Venom Data
Venoms Bibliography - (Oxyuranus microlepidotus)
Poisonous Animals and Animal Toxins
Relative Toxicity in Snake Venoms
Venom Bibliography - (Notechis ater serventyi)
VENOMOUS SNAKES: - Alphabetical listing by common names

Snakes General in Australia
Checklist of Elapids
Browse Reptiles by Scientific Names
Photos by Bruce Means � Some rare and lovely photos in here.
Bibliography of Tasmanian Herpetology
Australia's Venomous Snakes: by Brian Bush - The Modern Myth or Are You A Man Or A Mouse?

General Snake sites
Snakes - National Geographic
Great pics of venomous snakes
Most Dangerous snakes in the world
Identifying Venomous Snakes in your Area - US

Flying snakes - (Chrysopelea spp)
Flying Snakes Org
Flying snake video footage
Mystery of flying serpents - National Geographic
Flying Snakes by Jake Socha
Flying tree snake

Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis)
Black Mamba � Animal Planet
Black Mamba
Black Mamba Snake
Black Mamba fact sheet
Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis)

Green Mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps)
Green Mamba
Eastern Green Mamba
Western Green Mamba (Dendroaspis viridis)
Green Mamba venom

Gaboon Viper (Bitis gabonica)
Gaboon Viper � great pics
Gaboon Viper � Who Zoo
Keeping Gaboon Vipers

Rattlesnakes (Crotalus spp)
Rattlesnake genus Crotalus
The Rattlesnakes
About Rattlesnakes
Rattlesnakes � Crotalus and Sistrurus
Santa Catalina Island Rattlesnake
Rattlesnakes a species photo index

Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus)
Green Anaconda
Green Anaconda
Research on Green Anacondas
Predatory attacks by Green Anacondas on adult humans

Yellow Anaconda (Eunectus notaeus)
Yellow Anaconda

Reticulated Python or Regal Python (Python reticulatus)
Reticulated Python � Reptile discovery
Reticulated Python

Non English Sites
Russian site on Australian venomous snakes.

German Sites

Italian Sites
Animali velenosi

Dutch Sites
Snakebite protocol � Dutch

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Australian Herpetological Directory

This directory has been set up as a repository for information on Australian herps and Australian herpetological research. Anyone with documents they wish to place in the directory, information on other herp-related WWW items that could be linked to this page, or suggestions for improvements should contact:


Snakes Harmful and Harmless Brian Bush's Homepage

SNAKES Harmful & Harmless - specialising in reptile education

There is one from Western Australia by Brian Bush.



Victorian Association of Amateur Herpetologists

Victorian Herpetological Society Home Page

Herp Shop (Best Range Of Herp Related Goods Sold Anywhere In Australia).

Australian Reptiles And frogs - The Book.