Bandy-Bandy

Vermicella annulata

 

This is a small snake measuring only 75cm. fully grown. It lays eggs producing up to 6 in a clutch.

Newly hatched snakes measure about 175 millimeters in length.

The bandy-bandy lives in eastern and southern Australia.

It is nocturnal and is also a burrowing snake, often found under logs and rocks.

Prey consists of blind snakes and small lizards. It is venomous, but not considered dangerous to humans. When provoked it will raise its body into a loop.

This particular picture was taken after a visit to our house, the snake was kind enough to leave without too much fuss, and is seen here leaving the verandah.

Reference

"Graeme Gow's complete guide to Australian Snakes":Cornstalk Publishing.

Richard Shine - "Australian Snakes anatural History".Reed Books Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

17 January, 2010

 
 
 

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All native birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles are proteced under the Wildlife Act 1975, they may not be captured or harmed in any way without an authority issued under the Wildlife Act.