This rare and secretive burrowing snake, which feeds largely on skinks, was recorded at Pormpuraaw.
It’s a jungle out there: snakes and animals of northern Australia
On the remote Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, a town called Aurukun lies nestled in the largest intact area of tropical savanna in the world. Never systematically surveyed before, CSIRO scientists head deep into the wilderness to study native birds, mammals and reptiles and come up with a few surprises. (9:36)
5 October 2010 | Updated 25 November 2011
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In this vodcast, we follow the CSIRO team as they work to identify the ecology and determinants of wildlife pattern and change in northern Australia to help improve natural resource management by community and government organisations.
The key focus is how this information can be used for natural resource managers and conservation planning, and the nexus between land management strategies and the pastoral, Indigenous and government land managers.