Who said beauty's skin deep? Snakes, skeletons and other creations.

The point of impact…. with 11 mm fangs, this Taipan injects enough venom in a single bite to kill 50,000 mice. The skeletons of a Coastal Taipan and rat cleaned and bleached with sodium perborate.Patrick Couper (Curator of Herpetology) putting the finishing touches to the skeleton of a 5.8 m Reticulated Python.Baring it all… the Skeleton of an endangered Mary River Turtle,  Elusor macrurus, prepared for display using dermestid beetles.

Queensland Museum's Find out about... is proudly supported by the Thyne Reid Foundation and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation.

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