AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
Covering Australian Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles
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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
Notice the unusual comma like eye markings often found on these species, which also have as stripe across the front of their nose.
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)
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!
Although venomous this species is not generally considered dangerous, however bites may cause severe discomfort, and medical treatment may me required.
WCH Clinical Toxinology Resources
Updated February 24, 2019