Marine scientist Michael Savige came across this sea snake on the beach at Bribie today.
Marine scientist Michael Savige came across this sea snake on the beach at Bribie today.

Deadly sea snake found on family beach

MARINE scientist Michael Savige spotted this huge slithery creature on a Bribie Island beach this morning.

The 1.2 metre snake was seen just before noon as it slithered along the shore at Ocean Beach just north of the 4WD access track.

Mr Savige, who has lived on Bribie for 33 years, said sea snakes can be on the beach anytime of the year, but predominantly are seen between July and August.

Marine scientist and long-term local Michael Savige stumbled across this sea snake slithering down the beach at Bribie today.
Marine scientist and long-term local Michael Savige stumbled across this sea snake slithering down the beach at Bribie today.

Mr Savige said he believed it was an Elegant Sea Snake. "As venomous as a brown snake," he said.

Elegant Sea Snakes are found off the coast of Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory and can grow to a length of two metres.

Mr Savige said he believed it was an Elegant Sea Snake.
Mr Savige said he believed it was an Elegant Sea Snake.


MORNING REWIND: top 5 stories you might have missed

Premium Content MORNING REWIND: top 5 stories you might have missed

Where we fill you in on the biggest stories you might have missed yesterday.

Drunk stole Uber car in ‘silly and dangerous’ incident

Premium Content Drunk stole Uber car in ‘silly and dangerous’ incident

'You need to do something about your alcohol use before you kill someone'

LETTERS: Is nagging a form of domestic violence?

Premium Content LETTERS: Is nagging a form of domestic violence?

Harry Bruce’s cartoon of the day and readers have their say on current events.