This beautiful little pale-headed snake had no doubt come up to the deck to clean up some of our much loved frogs that frequent the back door at night. At the time there was a split in the flyscreen on this door and the snake had obviously entered through this and was then trapped in-between the screen door and the glass sliding door. I have since learned that Pale-headed snakes are very good climbers because of their: "slender body and ventrolateral keel allow the snakes to gain purchase on ledges and crevices and grip the climbing surface - See more at: http://australianmuseum.net.au/Pale-headed-Snake".
Brendon re-located the snake to a much more appropriate area outside and everyone was happy... but rather late for athletics! J
|Small Pale-headed snake in the kitchen 16/02/2013|