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Pale-Headed Snake

(Hoplocephalus Bitorquattus)


Identification: Broad head distinct from neck as with other snakes of the broad-headed family, their head is pale grey with blotches of black across their body typically grey reaching over 1m.


Habitat: Dense forested areas, temperate woodlands and rainforest.


Diet: Mostly lizards, geckos and skinks, but large specimens will eat small mammals.


Reproduction: Live young, but little is known about the litter sizes. 


Danger: Potentially dangerous and venom is mainly neurotoxic.


Behaviour: Very defensive when aroused, partly arboreal but more often found sheltering in hollow logs and loose barks of trees.

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