Cool snake takes a dip

This Red Bellied Black snake was seen on Tura Beach heading into the ocean. When washed ashore in the surf it turned around and went back for another dip.

It appeared very docile when washed up, but as the waves touched it again it headed back again towards the water.  

Know what the snake was up to? 

The Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness welcomes any explanations on this behaviour (www.alcw.org.au) .

Thanks to Norm Hamilton for the close up photos and to Liz Allen at the Atlas for Life for sending  these amazing images. 

A red bellied black snake samples the surf on the Far South Coast of NSW. Photo: Norm Hamilton.

A red bellied black snake samples the surf on the Far South Coast of NSW. Photo: Norm Hamilton.

Beach snake: This red bellied black snake was observed entering the surf, leaving it and returning more than once.

Beach snake: This red bellied black snake was observed entering the surf, leaving it and returning more than once.

Time to dry off.

Time to dry off.

Damn it, got dumped!

Damn it, got dumped!