Third poisonous sea snake turns up, this time on Manawatū coast

A third deadly sea snake for which no anti-venom exists in New Zealand has turned up on the Manawatū coastline in the lower North Island. A family group out looking for shells at Tangimoana Beach on the Manawatū Coast came across a highly venomous yellow-bellied sea snake in the high

MPI investigation under way on how snake got into New Zealand

An investigation to understand how a snake got through New Zealand’s border and onto an Auckland construction site yesterday is under way. The snake has been formally identified as a juvenile male carpet python with no risk of reproduction. Biosecurity New Zealand team manager aquatic and environmental health Michael Taylor