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Little Whip Snake

(Parasuta flagellum)


The ‘Little’ Whip Snake is a small snake growing up to 45cm in length and is found west to south east of South Australia, especially in the Mount Lofty Ranges and the Adelaide Hills.

Not to be confused with the Yellow Faced Whip Snake, this species is also often commonly mistaken for the juvenile Eastern Brown Snake.

A dull grayish brown to reddish brown in colouration with a dark base to each scale, a distinctive black head and yellowish brown to cream colouration to the side of the head.

Their diet mainly consists of termites and small skinks.

S.A. adults can often be uncovered in pairs or small groups.