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Scary new snake discovered

The newly discovered snake (Credit: Bryan Fry)

Scientists search for sea snakes never expected to stumble across this find.

In an accidental discovery, a team of biologists came back from a sea snake assignment, whenever a new toxic species for Australia.

The team, under the leadership of The University of Queensland’s Associate Professor Bryan Fry, discovered a new species of bandy-bandy snake in Weipa on the west coast of the Cape York Peninsula in the far north of the country.

Prof Fry said bandy-bandies were burrowing snakes, so they were surprised that they found it on a concrete block by the sea, after coming in from a night of sea snake watching.

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