One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An olive-coloured venomous snake living in marshy and wet country on the east coast of Australia.
Hemiaspis signata, family Elapidae
- ‘He settled as a teenager in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he made a living playing the squeeze box, drawing venom from swamp snakes, and wrestling alligators.’
- ‘Late at night, when the crickets chirp and the swamp snakes sleep, that Cajun brother will notice that I noticed him over the gumbo, and my perfect vacation will be complete.’
- ‘The rhizomes scare tourists who believe them to resemble some undiscovered swamp snake and frequently foul the props of outboard boat motors.’
- ‘In comparison with other species, rainbow snakes and Florida swamp snakes lack the mud snake's reddish pink lateral trianglular pattern as well as its checkerboard belly pattern.’
- ‘It is a rough, dull snake, one of the six species of ‘rear fanged’ swamp snakes in India.’
- ‘He unexpectedly documented, for the first time, that eastern kingsnakes eat black swamp snakes.’
- ‘I thought of swamp snakes and kicked with all my might, trying to untangle my legs from this moving mass of God knows what.’
- ‘The main predators of skinks are snakes such as crowned snakes and swamp snakes, as well as birds.’
- ‘A simple technology called PIT tagging documented that eastern kingsnakes are predators of black swamp snakes.’
- ‘The three subspecies of black swamp snake are delineated by the number of ventral scales.’
- ‘The other guys went out and saw vine snakes and swamp snakes.’
- ‘It's difficult to imagine that teenagers living in a place filled with swamp snakes, blue-tongue lizards and carpet sharks would still experience itchy adolescent ennui.’
- ‘Young black swamp snakes are only 2-3 in long, but resemble miniature adults.’
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