This common snake is harmless, readily recognised as it is an agile snake with a very slender body and tail. The body colour varies from green to olive-green to black, sometimes even blue, frequently pale yellow on the throat and belly but other pale colours have been noted, blue flecks are present on the flank. Eyes are larger than in most snakes.
1.2 metres but a specimen of 1.96 metres has been recorded.
Found in a variety of habitats ranging from rainforest to woodland to urban areas where it preys on fish, frogs and other small animals.
Diurnal (Active by day)
Predominantly frogs and skinks.
Common & widespread throughout Sydney
Found commonly around suburban homes with folliage and bushland nearby.