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  Red-naped Snake (Furina diadema)





Red-naped Snake | Furina diadema photo
Red-naped Snake

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RED-NAPED SNAKE FACTS

Description
The Red-naped Snake is a small reddish brown snake with darker netted pattern. The head and neck are black with red or orange patch on back of head. The belly is white or cream.

Size
25cm

Habitat
dry eucalypt forest, pasture.

Food
small lizards especially skinks

Breeding
lays up to 10 eggs

Range
found is eastern Australia

Notes
Virtually harmless. Rears up head and upper body if provoked but bites are very rare. Weak venom.



Classification
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata (Serpentes)
Family:Elapidae
Genus:Furina
Species:diadema
Common Name:Red-naped Snake