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Tue Jul 17, 2018, 09:38 PM

A New Species Of Venomous Snake Has Been Discovered In Australia

Oh, good.

Posted on July 17, 2018, at 7:56 p.m.

Elfy Scott
BuzzFeed Staff

A new species of bandy-bandy snake has been discovered in the Weipa region at the tip of Queensland's Cape York Peninsula.

Known as Vermicella parscauda the new species was discovered by researchers from the University of Queensland, who stumbled across the first specimen after an unrelated research expedition.

"This one was actually just by complete fluke, we were out doing sea snake research and when we came into the dock that night, there at the end of the pier was a little bandy-bandy," lead researcher associate professor Bryan Fry told BuzzFeed News.

"We were like, 'What are you doing here? You're a burrowing snake, you're not supposed to be on a fishing dock!'"



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Reply A New Species Of Venomous Snake Has Been Discovered In Australia (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jul 2018 OP
hlthe2b Jul 2018 #1
yonder Jul 2018 #2
Judi Lynn Jul 2018 #5
yonder Jul 2018 #6
Judi Lynn Jul 2018 #7
sinkingfeeling Jul 2018 #3
Wounded Bear Jul 2018 #4
eppur_se_muova Jul 2018 #8

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 09:43 PM

1. actually a very pretty snake... n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 09:51 PM

2. "there at the end of the pier was a little bandy-bandy"

That would make it a handy bandy-bandy, wouldn't it?


What's wrong with me?

Thanks for the post.

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Response to yonder (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 12:50 AM

5. "hlthe2b" mentions it's a pretty snake, making it a dandy handy bandy-bandy. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 01:25 AM

6. Yep. And if that pretty snake was a bit lecherous?

It'd be a randy, dandy, handy, bandy-bandy.

Ouch, no more from me.

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Response to yonder (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 01:30 AM

7. Uh, oh! I need a drink! n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2018, 10:04 PM

3. I detest all snakes, including photos of snakes. I have never seen

the snake pit scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark. I got up and walked out of the theater.

But had to post that I hope they name this new poisonous snake Trump.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 12:11 AM

4. Jeez, didn't they already have enough poisonous snakes?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 11:16 AM

8. ... "stumbled across the first specimen" ... is that how they know it's venomous ?

Think I'd try a different approach.

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