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Marsh Snake
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ELAPID SNAKE
Family ELAPIDAE
VENOMOUS BUT NOT REGARDED AS DANGEROUS
 
Description:
The Marsh snake has two white to yellow streaks on the side of the head, one from the eye to the neck, the other on the upper lips. The upper body of this snake ranges in colour, from grey to black to olive-brown with a dark grey to blackish underbelly.
 
Size:
Adults 50 - 90 cm
 
Behaviour:
The Marsh snake is either diurnal or nocturnal.
 
Prey:
Mainly frogs and lizards and sometimes other small snakes and reptile eggs..
 
Reproduction:
Females give birth to up to 20 young.
 
 
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