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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JAN'S DESERT BANDED SNAKE
Venomous "but unlikely to cause significant envenoming, most unlikely to be dangerous"*
Specimen from Roxby Downs, SA.
The snake above from Eyre Peninsula South Australia which belonged to me, was used in a documentary
"Year Of The Green Centre"
This small species that has weak venom and is unlikely to bite even when handled. Usually found in Sandy soils or leaf litter. It is able to bury itself in loose sand.
This species is very similar to the West-Coast Banded Snake Simoselaps littoralis and the Desert banded snake Simoselaps anomalus
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Updated June 9, 2018