Re: Snake ID

Subject: Re: Snake ID
From: Robert Davis <>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 16:47:22
Dear Andrew,

You don't say where you live, but it sounds like it could be a Bandy-Bandy
(Vermicella annulata). These snakes are found in most states and are
nocturnal. They burrow into sand/soil and are thought to eat mainly blind
snakes. For more information, see Cogger, 1995 Reptiles and Amphiians of

Hope this is of help,



At 00:44 9/11/97 +1000, you wrote:
>Many apologies, I know this question does not relate directly to birds, 
>but I am hoping there are some budding herpetologists out there. Tonight 
>I found a snake on my property near the house (scared the dog a bit). It 
>is about 2 feet long, slender in body and distinctively marked with 
>black and white bands; it also had a relatively small head. Could 
>somebody let me know what this snake is and let me know more about it's 


Robert Davis
Honours Student 
School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Murdoch University
Perth WA

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