Snakes: Drysdalia coronoides
>/2012/12/22/snake_Drysdalia_coronoides_Otways121222-0143.jpg|Otways, Dec 2012
>/2014/02/28/snake_Drysdalia_coronoides_Prom140228-5410.jpg|Wilsons Promontory, Feb 2014
>/2014/02/28/snake_Drysdalia_coronoides_Prom140228-5422.jpg|Wilsons Promontory, Feb 2014
Common Name=White-lipped Snake
Genus/Species=Drysdalia coronoides (GŁnther, 1858)
Distribution=Common from Sydney along southern Victoria in to South Australia and Tasmania.
Habitat=Occur in forested habitats.
Description=These are small snakes (no longer than 50cm) usually with a mostly grey appearance although this shade can vary.
The side of the head features a distinctive pale line along the upper lip.
Observations=These snakes feed mostly on live skinks so are not often kept by reptile enthusiasts.
They are generally shy and unlikely to bite humans.
In the first photo
I observed it coming down a shady bank then swimming across a creek where it rested for a few minutes on a boulder in the middle of the water
before finishing its crossing and appearing to go off hunting.
Links=Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service