Simoselaps bertholdi Jan’s Banded Snake
Some other names for this species:
Jan’s Snake, Desert Banded Snake
Peron Peninsula, Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Western Australia, AustraliaNovember 23, 2009
Jan’s Banded Snake (Simoselaps bertholdi) Jan’s Banded Snake (Simoselaps bertholdi)
These snakes were the second and third pretty little banded snakes that I saw this night on the road between Monkey Mia and Denham. The first one turned out to be a different species. These snakes seemed to me to be the Australian equivalent of our Shovel-nosed Snakes. Except, of course, the Australian ones are venomous, like most of Australia’s snakes.

I’ve written up an account of this three-week trip to Australia here.

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