Scientists say the new tests will curtail illegal poaching.
Twelve-year-old Jasper Lowenstein snapped photos of the snake-eat-snake incident in his backyard in Hobart, Tasmania.
A large adult coastal carpet python slithers off the road and out of danger.
A 2.5m king brown snake called Chewie has “smashed” the Australian Reptile Park’s venom milking record.
Amazing footage of a newborn king brown snake hatching and taking its first breath.
Love them or hate them, Australia is crawling (well, slithering) with snakes of all kinds – and they’re as fascinating as they are fearsome.
A dozen people and a kitten have fallen victim to snake bites in the past three days in Queensland.
Two critically endangered sea snakes previously thought to be extinct have been spotted off the WA coast.
Venom is commonly measured by the LD50: the concentration of toxin (lethal dose, mg/kg) required to kill half of a test animal group. A smaller number indicates more concentrated venom, with the most venomous species gaining a rating of <1. These are Australia's most venomous animals, ranked by their LD50 rating.