Snakes: Drysdalia coronoides

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Common Name=White-lipped Snake Family=Elapidae Genus/Species=Drysdalia coronoides (GŁnther, 1858) Abundance &
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. Behaviour &
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=Museum Victoria Links=Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service