Keelback (Freshwater Snake)
Total Length – 930mm
Found across northern Australia and along the east coast to neNSW.
This snake favours wetter habitats along water courses and wetlands. It is common in this region but is most active on dusk and at night in the hotter months.
It is non-venomous and feeds on frogs, lizards and fish and can also eat small cane toads without ill-effect.
For a detailed description of this species please refer to A Field Guide to Reptiles of Queensland by Steve K. Wilson
|Information sources:||Featured Photos 1 & 2 taken at Andromache River by Dale Mengel, Photo 3 from Jubilee Pocket by Graham Armstrong|