Red-bellied Black Snake (juvenile)
Total Length – 2.0m
Distribution is from tropical Queensland to seSA.
This snake is normally found around wet areas such as swamps, rivers and damp forests. In this region they are particularly associated with higher altitudes in the ranges as well as along river banks and wetlands. Most often encountered sunning themselves in cooler weather. Feeds on a variety of vertebrates including other snakes. Young are born in clear membranous sacs from which they escape soon after they are laid.
For a detailed description of this species please refer to A Field Guide to Reptiles of Queensland by Steve K. Wilson
|Photo taken at Conway Range by Paul Horner