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Golden Crowned Snake

(Cacophis Squamulosus)


Identification: Moderate build to slender body with dark brown or black colouration with yellow collar around the neck and nape. Head is distinct from neck. Pink to reddish belly and undersides.


Habitat: Lives under rocks in forested areas and even urban and semi urban garden ecosystems.


Diet: Eats lizard and their eggs and sometimes blind snakes.


Reproduction: Lays eggs and can produce  up to 14 eggs per batch. 


Danger: Venomous, but not regarded as dangerous to humans. Bites from larger specimens may produce pain around bite site and should always to be treated with caution and medical attention.


Behaviour: Nocturnal species that will assume a defence position if threatened.

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