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White Crowned Snake 

(Cacophis Harrietae)


Identification: Head is distinct from the neck with greyish to darker brown dorsal colour. Cream or white stripe around the head which gets wider on the nape. Grows to just under half a metre.


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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