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Marsh Snake

(Hemiapis Signata)

MILDLY VENOMOUS

Identification: Head is slightly distinct from neck. Dorsal colour is olive to a very dark brown and almost black, two yellow streaks present on each side of the face. Grows to 1m in length.

Habitat: Swampy marshy ground and well gardened ecosystems.

 

Diet: Frogs and small lizards.

 

Reproduction: Produces live young up to 20 in a litter. 

 

Danger: Mildly venomous and can cause local pain.

 

Behaviour: Mostly diurnal, however can be semi-nocturnal during warmer months and congregates together with its own species.

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