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Yellow-faced Whip Snake

Demansia psammophis


This small snake, about 80cm long, startled me in the backyard this afternoon. Yellow-faced Whip Snakes are generally pale olive or grey with a light rusty flush on the upper third of the body, but the rust colour on this one is beautifully vivid (see shots 3 and 4). It's the most colourful specimen I've seen. These snakes are often confused with the highly venomous Eastern Brown Snake, but these guys are only mildly venomous and enjoy a diet of skinks and frogs.

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ShannaB 11 years ago

Thanks Jacob! They really are beautiful, I love having them around. : )

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 11 years ago

Fantastic closeup of a beautiful snake!

ShannaB 11 years ago

Thanks patty and Maria! I was lucky, I had the camera with me as I was sitting by our pond attempting to take pictures of birds.

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Nice series and good you had your camera on hand!

patty 11 years ago

Nice series and snake Shanna =)

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Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Feb 23, 2013
Submitted on Feb 23, 2013

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