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  Curl Snake
 
 
 
ELAPID SNAKE
Family ELAPIDAE
VENOMOUS. A BITE MAY REQUIRE TREATMENT.
 
Description:
The Curl Snake or Myall Snake may be olive or light brown to dark brown with dark-edged scales. The top of it's broad, flat head and neck is dark brown to black with a pale stipe extending from the snout, through the eye to the temple.
 
Size:
Adults 50 - 90 cm
 
Behaviour:
This snake derives it's name from it's defensive posture, where it curls it's body into a series of coils from which it strikes out.
 
Prey:
Feeds on lizards, frogs and small mammals.
 
Reproduction:
Females give birth to up to 7 young.
 
 
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