A Copperhead (Austrelaps ramsayi)

This one was killed on the road at 35°36’44.58″S 149°33’6.16″E on the Captains Flat to Braidwood road on 26 march 2011. Probably dead for a day or so.

Not sure how widespread they are in the district – NSW DEC Atlas of wildlife http://wildlifeatlas.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/wildlifeatlas/watlas.jsp seems to be broken today.

Should be a good year for them now and next given that there are a lot of frogs around after the good rain. You can see a distinct vertebral stripe clearly in this one which was about a metre long.

Australeps ramsayi

Austrelaps ramsayi

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