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  Coral Snake
Coral Snake
 
 
ELAPID SNAKE
Family ELAPIDAE
VENOMOUS BUT NOT REGARDED AS DANGEROUS
 
Description:
The Australian Coral Snake is pink to red to reddish brown. It has narrow, ragged-edged crossbands formed of cream centred, dark edged scales that extend from behind the neck to the tip of the tail. This snake has a broad black band across the head and another across the neck. It has a head which is indistinct from the body and a shovel-shaped snout.
 
Size:
Adults 30 - 50 cm
 
Behaviour:
A nocturnal, burrowing snake that prefers red sandy soils.
 
Prey:
Feeds on small lizards and their eggs.
 
Reproduction:
Females lay up to 6 eggs in a clutch.
 
 
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