Friday, November 13, 2015

Nocturnal White Crowned Snake

13th November 2015

WHITE CROWNED SNAKE

The White-crowned Snake (Cacophis harriettae) is a quiet beautiful snake with a shimmery grey body colour like above and below with a cream stripe around the snout and neck area.  They grow to around 50cm in length and hunt at night for skinks and their eggs.  This one was found at our patch quietly moving around at night.  The last sighting we had of one here was of a dead juvenile found caught in a spider web in February 2014, and previous to that a live one in March 2013.  Such a beautiful snake!

B & J.

White-crowned Snake (Cacophis harriettae)

White-crowned Snake (Cacophis harriettae)

White-crowned Snake (Cacophis harriettae)

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