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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 6

29. Hoplocephalus curtus. — Brown-banded Snake

29. Hoplocephalus curtus.

Brown-banded Snake.

This, the most vicious of all our reptiles, closely allied to the Indian Cobra, is very common on the plains, in particular in the reed-beds near Swan Hill, and in other swampy places; the natives appear to be in great dread of this reptile, and assured me that its bite was certain death.

This species is also found in almost every part of Australia.

These are all the Snakes actually observed by me, but no doubt they do not represent all the species which exist in these extensive plains.