Scientists, historians adder up clues to find truth about lost snake

One the world's deadliest snakes, the death adder is a master of subterfuge - it coils itself camouflages and lies in wait for prey which it entices with the wriggle of its distinctive, grub-like tail.For years snake enthusiasts have debated whether the fearsome death adder lived in Victoria before Europeans arrived and, if so, whether they are now extinct.

This week a team of researchers claimed to have definitively settled one half of that debate – and, in so doing, both opened a window into a lost era of the state’s natural history and raised fundamental questions about human-caused extinction.

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