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Black Whip Snake
Demansia vestigiata
Family :"Front-fanged Snakes"
Description :Length 1.5m. Olive brown to black with white speckels and copper head, belly grey-green. Eats frogs and skinks. Australia's fastest moving snake. Lays 8 eggs.
Typical Habitat :Townsville's most common venomous snake. Venom neurotoxic, large specimens potentially dangerous, not regarded as life theatening. Open forest.
Distribution :Coastal areas from the W.A./NT border around to Ipswich.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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