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  • 1A fast-moving, aggressive venomous Australian snake, with a variety of colour forms.
    • Pseudonaja and other genera, family Elapidae: several species, in particular P. textilis
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    • For example, Australian snakes such as the taipan and the brown snake use two active enzymes in their venom that are also present in human blood: factor X and factor V.
    • He was said to have been bitten more than 10 times by deadly snakes; one bite from a brown snake sent him into unconsciousness before a friend called an ambulance.
    • It's like a ‘fish that got away’ story, especially as brown snakes aren't common around here, but I'll go to sleep tonight happy believing that he was 160 centimetres.
  • 2A small, secretive harmless North American snake that is typically brown in colour.
    • Storeria dekayi, family Colubridae
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    • Officers found a common nonpoisonous brown snake, inexplicably covered with jelly.
    • Although adaptable to a wide range of habitats, the brown snake prefers moist, open prairies and meadows.
    • Brown Snakes reach lengths between 9 and 13 in. (23-33 cm).

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