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YELLOW-FACED WHIP SNAKE
(Demansia psammophis)

Venomous:- "Moderate envenoming possible but unlikely to prove lethal"

Yellow Faced Whip Snakes from NT, WA and West of Port Augusta/Flinders Ranges previously known as (Demansia psammophis reticulata) are now classified as Reticulated Whip Snakes (Demansia reticulata)

Yellow Faced Whip Snakes Demansia psammophis
Notice the unusual comma like eye markings often found on Yellow Faced Whip Snakes (Demansia psammophis), which also often have a stripe across the front of their nose. (Photographed at Kenilworth Qld)

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Approximate distribution map of the Yellow Faced Whip Snake (Demansia psammophis) in eastern parts of Australia and the 2 subspecies of the Reticulated Whip Snakes (Demansia reticulata) in western parts of Australia, (these were all considered to be Demansia psammophis in the past)


Yellow Faced Whip Snake (Demansia psammophis) photographed at Kenilworth Qld

Yellow-faced whip snake Demansia psammophis
This sub-adult Yellow Faced Whip Snake (Demansia psammophis) (above and below)
was photographed crossing a track near White Rock in South East Queensland. Whip snakes can move very fast, making them difficult to photograph in the wild!

Yellow-faced whip snake Demansia psammophis
Although venomous Yellow Faced Whip Snake (Demansia psammophis) is not generally considered dangerous, however bites may cause severe discomfort, and medical treatment may me required.

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AROD - Yellow-faced Whipsnake

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