AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.
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This is a relatively small species of snake with a weak venom and is normally considered harmless.
The snake pictured above is from South Eastern South Australia
Although this small diurnal species of snake is mildly venomous and considered harmless it has been confused with juvenile brown snakes (which are extremely dangerous) due to its head markings. It is quite common in some areas .
Note the patterning on the lips and neck.
This species is very similar to the Mustard-bellied snake Drysdalia rhodogaster
Updated June 7, 2018