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Dwarf Crowned Snake

(Cacophis Kreffti)

HIGHLY VENOMOUS

Identification: Colour varies from brown to black and head is slightly distinct from the neck with a white to yellow stripe present around the head.

 

Habitat: Coastal regions with a broad habitat preference, but mainly suited to well forested country.

 

Diet: Feeds on small lizards and skinks.

 

Reproduction: Lays eggs with up to 5 in a clutch.

 

Danger: Weakly venomous, but mouth and fang size is too small to be regarded as dangerous to humans.

Behaviour: Hides in and underneath hollow logs and will assume a defensive posture if threatened.

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