Mulga snake showing its bite strength

Fauna surveys and assessments are always exciting but more so when you find a large venomous snake. Recently while working in the Pilbara we came across a good sized Mulga Snake (Pseudechis australis) that needed to be relocated. The snake was approximately 1.2-1.3 metres and in good condition.

During the capture a snake hook was dropped on the ground and the snake obviously didn’t like the look of the handle and showed how strong its bite force can be. Luckily we were able to capture some of this on film. The snake was later released into bush away from roads and built up areas.

Thanks to Lawson Brandis for sharing this video with us.

 

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