Stegonotus cucullatus

Stegonotus cucullatus

Stegonotus cucullatus

(Slatey-grey Snake)

FAMILY

Colubridae

Species

Stegonotus cucullatus

Common name

Slatey-grey Snake

Main colour

Dark grey to brown even black

Body size

To 1.5 m long

Location

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This dark grey snake has a white to cream belly, pale on the flanks with some dark flecks. Although it can climb well it normally forages on the ground where it preys chiefly on frogs but will eat other small vertebrates and eggs. Non-venomous, usually out at night, it is mainly associated with rainforests and streams but can be found associated with buildings.