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Total Length – 760mm
Widely distributed across eastern Australia from ne NT to SA. Can turn up in any habitat across the Mackay/Whitsunday/Isaac region.
A small, nocturnal, front –fanged venomous snake considered harmless to humans.
The Bandy Bandy is aptly named due to its striking alternate black and white banded pattern. The bands are thought to be part of the snake’s defence strategy as when its moves along the ground the strobing effect produced by the bands helps to confuse would-be predators. Seldom seen due to its burrowing nature, living underground much of the time and feeding entirely on Blind Snakes.
For a detailed description of this species please refer to A Field Guide to Reptiles of Queensland by Steve K. Wilson