Talk:Eastern brown snake

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I have heavily editted this page as it was riddled with sensationalist falacies that only demonised the already loathed Eastern Brown Snake. I have replaced this "information" with factual, published data. Jonno from ERD 07:50, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

Centralized discussion started on mouse study disclaimer[edit]

I've started a discussion—at the WikiProject level, since the issue involves multiple articles—about the disclaimer text that keeps getting added about mouse studies not necessarily applying to venom toxicity in humans. It's at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Amphibians and Reptiles#Snakes, relative venom strength, and LD50. —C.Fred (talk) 22:19, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

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I think it is now understood that all large venomous snakes in Australia are descended from the Asian common cobra, except for the longer resident adders. The cobra presence on the island of New Guinea helps to prove it. All these snakes to some extent flair their necks, like the cobra, when confronted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 203.220.104.163 (talk) 09:26, 6 October 2016 (UTC)

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Links to check[edit]

Like this Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 13:50, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

Oops. Sorry, I didn't notice this referred to the same paper I linked below. William Avery (talk) 20:42, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

Aggressive or defensive?[edit]

There was a not particularly satisfactory edit made here.

The paper mentioned can be found at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/248883471_Responses_of_free-ranging_brownsnakes_Pseudonaja_textilis_Elapidae_to_encounters_with_humans

I won't make any more edits at the moment, but will just observe that their usually fleeing human beings, doesn't rule out the possibility that they can be highly aggressive. The ~3%(?) of encounters that could be characterised thus would undoubtedly be more memorable to the average observer than the other 97%. William Avery (talk) 19:54, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

This is an important article to get right as it is the most dangerous snake in Oz. I am buffing it now, so GA or FA will act as a Stable Version. (dang, snake articles cop a lot of edits!) Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:46, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

60 % Fatalities claim[edit]

I followed the link to the referenced source for the claim that the Eastern Brown is responsible for 60 % of snake bite deaths in Australia, but I can not find this in the source document. RAM (talk) 14:38, 1 December 2017 (UTC)