Re: Snake ID

Subject: Re: Snake ID
From: "Anthony Smith" <>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 97 08:12:15 EST
a Bandy-Bandy was my first guess, but round SE Qld you can also find Stephen's 
Banded snake. The Bandy-Bandy has bright white and black, Stpehen's Banded the 
colours are not so distinct.
Regards, Anthony Smith

> 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
> Australia.
> Hope this is of help,
> Cheers,
> Rob.
> 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
> >biology?
> >
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