Total Length – 2.1m
Found throughout the coastal and inland forests of eastern Australia and along the Murray/Darling rivers and into SA
Common in our region’s forests but all too often seen killed by vehicles on our roads.
This is one of our apex predators with an appetite for anything it can catch and kill as well as scavenging dead animals from the roadside. Always on the lookout for an easy meal they are known to frequent public picnic areas and campsites looking for food scraps. Eggs are laid in termite mounds and the female returns to release the young once the eggs hatch.
For a detailed description of this species please refer to A Field Guide to Reptiles of Queensland by Steve K. Wilson
|Information sources:||Photo 1 from Proserpine River (Glen Isla) and 2 from Strathdickie - both by Graham Armstrong|