Stephen's Banded snake

 

Hoplocephalus stephensi

This fairly small snake is nocturnal and will shelter under loose bark and in hollow logs.

This fairly small snake is nocturnal and will shelter under loose bark and in hollow logs.
It lives in the coastal areas of southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales.
Up to five young are born at a time measuring up to 170millimeters in length.

The head is distinct from the neck, and the body is rather robust looking.

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Dorsal colour is brown, with black cross bands on the body and tail.
Underneath it is cream with black blotches.

The length is 1.2 meters when adult.

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This snake should be considered potentially dangerous to humans, it's venom is neurotoxic and contains a powerful thrombin.

It is aggressive if provoked like most snakes, so best leave them alone, go on your way, and the snake will do the same.

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Reference

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

Richard Shine - "Australian Snakes a natural History".Reed Books Australia

 

17 January, 2010

 
 
 

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