Lyre snake – Trimorphodon bicutatus

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We’ve seen a few of these snakes and had mistakenly mis-identified them as a cat-eye snake (Leptodeira) at first.  The head pigmentation pattern is markedly different, which prompted us to consult Savage, but the pupil of the eyes are still cat-like, suggesting that they are nocturnal.  They are beautiful snakes and appear to be a bit less prone to musking when being handled… although it does bite.

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