Australian Copperhead Snake – how to identify, avoid their habitat, and treatment for their bite.

Lowland copperhead in Mullawallah Wetland (formerly Winter Swamp) Ballarat, Victoria

Australian copperhead or Denisonia superba Austrelaps is a genus of venomous elapid snakes native to the relatively fertile, temperate, southern and eastern part of the Australian continent. Three species are currently recognized, with no subspecies. They are commonly called copperheads or Australian copperheads. They are not closely related to the American copperhead, Agkistrodon contortrix. Common…

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