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YELLOW-BELLIED SEA SNAKE WASHES UP ON NEWCASTLE COASTLINE

Wild weather saw an unexpected visitor at Newcastle’s Cowrie Hole this afternoon, as a yellow-bellied sea snake washed ashore.

A member of the public noticed the creature and called police.

Sea snakes aren’t commonly found this close to land, with the professional catcher saying it looked exhausted.

It’s being cared for at a local vet surgery, before being released back into the ocean.

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Samantha Long is a reporter, producer and web producer for NBN News in Newcastle, she's previously worked in Tamworth and on the Central Coast. Samantha completed a Bachelor of Communication from the University of Newcastle in 2015 and joined NBN at the end of 2015.

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