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Mystery surrounds snake eggs in sandpit


Posted on Sunday, 7 January, 2018 | Comment icon 3 comments

What animal laid its eggs in the sandpit ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Bernard DUPONT
43 eggs found in a children's sandpit in Australia may be from one of the world's most venomous snakes.
Media outlets reported on Tuesday that wildlife authorities had been called in to remove the mysterious clutch after the eggs were found at a school near the coastal town of Laurieton.

At the time, it was believed that they had belonged to one of Australia's most dangerous snakes - the eastern brown - but now there is doubt over whether they are even snake eggs at all.

"I believed they were brown snake eggs due to the fact that they were seen in the area and that when I shone a light through the egg I saw a small striped baby snake," said wildlife rescuer Rod Miller.

According to specialist Bryan Fry however, the eggs are more likely to be those of the Australian water dragon - a large lizard species with powerful limbs.

"The large number of eggs also points towards water dragons," he said.



Source: The Guardian | Comments (3)

Tags: Australia, Snake, Eggs

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Jon the frog on 7 January, 2018, 23:02
Cool find, and great stuff to educate kids to !
Comment icon #2 Posted by Codenwarra on 8 January, 2018, 9:24
School holidays are on until about 29 January so the chances that any children saw them are slim.
Comment icon #3 Posted by paperdyer on 8 January, 2018, 17:14
Considering where the eggs were found, I'd say scary find if they are snake eggs.  Momma couldn't have been too far away.  I'm glad they were found before they hatched. From the article link ""“There was one unviable pink blob with little eyes found, but we can’t be certain what species,” she said. “We believe we did the right thing, we couldn’t tell what the hatchlings were, they could have been pythons, they could have been dragons, they could have been brown snakes,” she said."  


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