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.