Furina barnardi

Furina barnardi

Furina barnardi

(Yellow-naped Snake, Barnard’s Snake)

FAMILY

Elapidae

Species

Furina barnardi

Common name

Yellow-naped Snake, Barnard’s Snake)

Main colour

Dark grey-brown to black

Body size

To 50 cm long

Location

Townsville

Description

This small nocturnal snake hides under logs and litter, not considered dangerous. The head is a darker brown than the body. The broad yellow collar just behind the head is most conspicuous in young animals and is paler in old. The scales on the body have a pale edge so the body pattern appears reticulate. Belly is white or cream.