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Small, smooth glossy snake, with numerous narrow ragged-edge bands of reddish-brown through orange-red to coral-pink, between narrow bands of creamy pale scales with dark edges. Black blotch or bar on head & broad black bar across neck. Belly bright creamy white. Tip of snout has sharp, upturned cutting edge (or rostral scale) which is used for burrowing.
Found in wide variety of habitats but especially where dry, sandy soils occur.
Found few of these on the roads at night out in Western Queensland recently.
Spotted on Oct 24, 2014
Submitted on Nov 6, 2014