Demansia torquata

Demansia torquata

Demansia torquata

(Collared Whip Snake)

FAMILY

Elapidae

Species

Demansia torquata

Common name

Collared Whip Snake

Main colour

Grey-brown to olive-brown

Body size

To 70 cm long

Location

Townsville

Description

This very slender grey-brown to olive-brown snake is distinguished by the darker head bordered by black and yellow bands and a fine tapering tail. Belly is paler and may be flushed with red, there is a dark line across the snout. It is found in woodlands and grassy areas where it preys on various lizards.