Venomous sea snake found washed up on Australian beach

By Daniel Uria
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June 13 (UPI) -- A venomous sea snake was found washed up on the shore of an Australian beach on Monday.

Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 shared a photo of the Yellow-bellied Sea Snake, which beachgoers discovered on the Maroochydore Beach.


Snake catchers arrived at the beach to find the snake discolored and in poor condition and shared a photo of a healthy Yellow-bellied Sea Snake for comparison.

"This highly Venomous Snake is the most widely distributed species of snake in the world!" Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers wrote. "I have included an image of a healthier individual below to show off how beautiful their colors can be!"

The snake catchers managed to capture the snake and brought it to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital where it will receive treatment and will hopefully be released once healthy.

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