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Wildlife carer raises eastern brown snake babies

INTO THE WILD: An eastern brown snake was released by the Gladstone District and Wildlife Carers following a successful rehabilitation period under carer Kim Tuart-Haynes.
INTO THE WILD: An eastern brown snake was released by the Gladstone District and Wildlife Carers following a successful rehabilitation period under carer Kim Tuart-Haynes. Contributed

SEE a snake and most of us would baulk - but not Kim Tuart-Haynes.

The dedicated wildlife carer took on the responsibility of caring for an eastern brown snake named Moo, which surprised everyone by laying 21 eggs.

Eight survived and Ms Tuart-Haynes was soon caring for nine of the world's second most venomous land snakes.

Gladstone District and Wildlife Carers co-ordinator Jodi Jones praised Ms Tuart-Haynes' efforts.

An eastern brown snake under the care of Gladstone District Wildlife Carers successfully hatched eight eggs while being cared for by Kim Tuart-Haynes.
An eastern brown snake under the care of Gladstone District Wildlife Carers successfully hatched eight eggs while being cared for by Kim Tuart-Haynes. Contributed

"Sadly only eight of her eggs were successful but all eight of her beautiful little babies and her were framed, ready for release, and left back to their original slithering ground," Ms Jones said.

The original slithering ground is an undisclosed location alongside a highway in the Gladstone region.

Unlike many of her scaly friends, Moo was lucky to have been reported to a wildlife carer reptile handler.

 

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