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Nocturnal, burrowing species. Rarely encountered. Feeds exclusively on blind snakes (Typhlopidae). The Bandy Bandy, Vermicella annulata, is instantly identifiable by the alternate black and white bands around the body. The mid-body scales are in 15 rows, the anal scale is divided and there are 10-30 divided subcaudal scales. Maximum length attained is a little over 60 cm.
Quiet, small urban area with rainforest and open grassland habitat.
I spotted this gorgeous snake crossing my street. I watched it for a few minutes to make sure it got across the road unharmed and it was on its way! This is only the second time i've come across one of these rarely seen beauties.