The S Bend is a sign that a snake is feeling threatened and is prepared to strike in Defence
Our snake catchers come across this defensive behaviour from many snakes they encounter, but the Eastern Brown Snake is probably the species in our region best known to display this behaviour. They will curve their body in an ‘S’ in preparation for striking at a threat or prey animal.
Learn more about the Brown Snake on our species page here
It’s always best to call a snake rather than approach a snake. View our directory of local catchers here