Potentially Dangerous, especially for young childeren or elderly people. Bite can cause pain and swelling and possibly other severe symptoms. Apply correct first aid and seek medical attention.
Often mistaken for small brown snakes by people, whip snakes are readily identified by the "comma" around their eyes. Very common in all areas of Sydney.
65-70cm, but specimens up to 80cm have been recorded.
Dry open areas, open forest, grassland, gardens around suburban homes.
Fast moving highly active snake - very active hunter of lizards and skinks.
Lizards and skinks.
Found throughout most Sydney suburbs, particularly on the North Shore, Sutherland area and Northern Beaches.
One of the most common snakes found around homes around Sydney.