Whipsnake, Lesser Black
Total Length – 1.2m
Found across the tropical north of Australia and along the east coast to the Brisbane area. Common in our region in woodlands, grasslands and around urban wetlands.
Due to its alert and agile nature this snake often moves away quickly when disturbed and is not often seen. It is diurnal and feeds on small vertebrates which it catches using its speed and agility. As with all Whip snakes it is an egg-layer.
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 taken at Strathdickie by Graham Armstrong; Photo 2 taken near Mackay by Brendan Schembri|