White-lipped Snake
Drysdalia coronoides

Summary

White-lipped Snakes are one of the most cold-adapted snakes in Australia, surviving at high altitudes and southern latitudes where few other snake species live. Body colour varies, including grey, brown or black. Underneath pale pink. Lip with white stripe along the edge.

Warning:Whilst bites from this snake are uncommon and the small fang and venom gland size reduce the risk of this snake if bitten normal snake bite treatment is recommended


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Habitat

Most areas, including heaths, sclerophyll forests and woodlands.

Distribution

South-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania

Size

Can grow up to around 50cm long

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This distribution guide is provided by The Atlas of Living Australia
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