Furina diadema

Furina diadema

(Red-naped Snake)

FAMILY

Elapidae

Species

Furina diadema

Common name

Red-naped Snake

Main colour

Reddish-brown to brown

Body size

To 40 cm long

Location

Townsville

Description

This nocturnal snake is not considered dangerous, widespread it feeds on small skinks. It is often associated with termites and ant colonies, during the day it hides in rocks and under logs, litter and even dirt. The black of the head and nape enclose a broad red and orange band. Each body scale is edged with dark brown or black resulting in a reticulate pattern. Belly is white or cream.