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The only snake seen during nearly 5 weeks in Australia is this one. To me it looked like an Adder, but I'm not an expert. It wasn't large, some 80 cm, and really shy as many snakes are. I photographed it in Kakadu National Park. As soon as it felt detected, it disappeared under the Eucalypt leaves.
I asked the visitors of this website for informations, and now Manfred Dorka wrote me, it was a Death Adder, Acanthophis hawkei, formerly A. cummingi. He also wrote, Death Adders are no Adders at all, they only look like. In fact they are elapids like Mambas and Kobras. Death Adders are native in Australia and New Guinea. They live in the Outback in light forrests and swamps. They hide under bark and dry leaves on the ground waiting for their prey, which might be rodents, birds or reptiles. To attract them, the snake moves the thin tailtip acting like a worm. Normally the snake does not escape nor attac, it calmly relies on it's camouflage.