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  Pale-Headed Snake
 
 
 
ELAPID SNAKE
Family ELAPIDAE
VENOMOUS. A BITE MAY REQUIRE TREATMENT.
 
Description:
This snake is usually brown or grey. It has a head which is distinct from a slightly robust body. The Pale-headed Snake has a grey head with darker blotches and a white to cream band across it's neck. The lips are pale with dark bars. The underbody is cream with darker flecks.
 
Size:
Adults 50 - 100 cm
 
Behaviour:
Nocturnal and arboreal. It can be aggressive if disturbed and has a painful bite.
 
Prey:
Mainly frogs and lizards and sometimes small mammals.
 
Reproduction:
Females give birth to up to 11 young in late summer.
 
 
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