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  Stephens' Banded Snake
Stephens' Banded Snake
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ELAPID SNAKE
Family ELAPIDAE
VENOMOUS. A BITE MAY REQUIRE TREATMENT.
 
Description:
The Stephens' Banded Snake has a broad head which is distinct from a slightly robust body. The head is black with a light brown crown. It has a cream patch on either side of the nape. The lips are barred with black and cream. This snake is black to dark-brown with a series of narrow light brown to orange crossbands along the body and tail with the crossbands becoming broken and less distinct towards the tail. The underbelly is cream with black blotches.
 
Size:
Adults 50 - 120 cm
 
Behaviour:

The Stephens' Banded Snake is nocturnal and arboreal.

 
Prey:
Mainly lizards, frogs and small mammals.
 
Reproduction:
Females give birth to up to 8 young.
 
 
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