Weakly venomous, may require medical treatment
Growing to 40cm, (Avg 25cm)
Like all crowned snakes, these guys are not frequently encountered due to their scarce and nocturnal behaviour. Dwarf Crowned Snakes are lizard feeders, and can be found in both well watered wooded and urban areas. The Dwarf Crown’s threat display is to raise their head and readily mock strike (With their mouth closed). These snakes are very uninclined to bite, however they should still be left alone. After each breeding season, pregnant females give birth to between 2 and 15 eggs.
It’s important to realise that many species of snake can vary in colour, pattern and size. This often makes it very hard to make a positive identification of the snake. You should always assume that a snake is highly venomous, keep your family and pets at a safe distance and call a Gold Coast snake catcher.