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Steve Irwin would be thrilled - new species of Australian taipan

It has been 125 years since any new taipan (snake) species has been discovered in Australia. This year, however, they found a new one north-west of Uluru, central Australia. Photo.

Full article at The Australian

Although likely to be extremely venomous, they don't know for sure.

Pictured below is the "Fierce Snake", otherwise known as the "inland Taipan" (Oxyuranus microlepidotus) - the world's most venomous snake, and closely related to the new discovery. This photo was taken at Steve and Terri Irwin's Australia Zoo during my trip along the East coast in January this year.

Other articles from this trip include the tree frogs and cane toads, rhinoceros beetles, and my report on volunteering at Australia zoo - including photos of Terri Irwin, Wes Manion and Bindi and Bob Irwin.



Posted by: admin on 12th Mar 2007 06:07 AM
Updated by: admin on 12th Mar 2007 06:15 AM
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