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Yellow-faced Whip-Snake

Demansia psammophis


A long thin snake with a narrow head. Greyish green in colour. The eye has a "comma" like marking to the edge of the lip, the black marking is edged with yellow. A white edged dark line is seen from the snout. Many thanks to ShannaB for the ID, I thought it was an Eastern Brown.


This one was in some grass at the side of a river in New South Wales.

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ShannaB 12 years ago

The two are easily confused but if you're not sure, best to err on the side of caution. Welcome to Australia! : )

MikeWolstencroft 12 years ago

I reckon you might be right there Shanna, many thanks. Only been in Oz for a month and this is the first snake I've seen.

ShannaB 12 years ago

Hey Mike, I think that's actually a mildly venomous Yellow-Faced Whip Snake. Pretty common around the northern suburbs of Sydney.

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2081, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Feb 4, 2012
Submitted on Mar 1, 2012

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