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  White-crowned Snake
White-crowned Snake
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ELAPID SNAKE
Family ELAPIDAE
VENOMOUS BUT NOT REGARDED AS DANGEROUS
 
Description:
The distinguishing feature of this snake is the white to cream band around the head. The white crown is broadest on the nape where it forms a complete collar that is at least four scales wide. The White-crowned Snake is grey to dark brown with a dark grey underbelly.
 
Size:
Adults 25 - 50 cm
 
Behaviour:

The White-crowned Snake is nocturnal and arboreal.When threatened, this snake will raise it's forebody off the ground whilst tilting it's head down and strikes repeatedly, usually without opening it's mouth.

 
Prey:
Mainly small lizards and reptile eggs
 
Reproduction:
Females lay up to 10 eggs in a clutch.
 
 
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