White-lipped snake

What Snake is that?

Snake identification, training, snake catcher courses and education.

The information portal for snake catchers, handlers and anyone else with a need for accurate identification of venomous or non-venomous snakes.

Snake Information Australia and elsewhere

There is a lot of wrong and erroneous information on the web about snakes, snake identification and pretty much everything else about snakes online.
We aim to correct this!
Most of the so-called snake identification groups on places like Fakebook are run by pseudo-experts with no real knowledge of snakes. As a result the information found on Facebook, Twitter and a lot of supposedly authoratitive websites is just plain wrong.
To fill the need for accurate information about snakes, their identification, catching snakes, courses and the like, this website has been set up as an information portal for all Australians to get the best information out there about snakes.
Over time the amount of material available here will be expanded to include as much useful information as possible. However as the site is being built by experts who have other important commitments, this will take some time, and so we ask you to be patient and keep checking our site for progress as it evolves.
In the meantime we have links to some very important recent research papers on snakes and their identification, including formal peer reviewed descriptions of new species from the established scientific literature.
These papers use the correct scientific names in accordance with the ICZN's International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.
This website formally renounces any forms of misconduct, taxonomic vandalism or other acts of dishonesty or theft as practiced by some law-breakers in the reptile space, including for example Wolfgang Wüster.

Useful resources for people wanting to know more about snake identification and other matters are in the links below:

The Snake Identification Bible: Australian Reptiles and Frogs by Raymond Hoser ... download the full text, images, etc, for free here.

Snake Handler Courses for snake catchers.

Snake catcher.

Australasian Journal of Herpetology.

Reptile Party.

Snake Avoidance.

Snake Charmer.

Reptile Shows in Schools.

Kids Reptile Parties.

Need to identify a snake?
Click here to find the best reference sources and details on the web