This fox snake was about 5 feet, 175cm long.
It was captured, weighed, tagged and released in the same area all within a few hours.
Unfortunately they are a threatened species in our area.
Eastern Fox Snakes have a reddish head and a yellowish-brown body with dark blotches down the back and a row of smaller blotches along each side.
Fox snakes are good swimmers, and they have been recorded swimming over two kilometres between islands.