Growing to roughly 1.2m (Avg 50cm)
The Eastern Small Eyed Snake is found in most suburbs on the Gold Coast, particularly in the hinterland areas. They’re nocturnal, and are quite frequently found cruising around rock walls at night where they hunt for geckos and skinks. This species in particular is communal, and it’s not uncommon to find them sheltering in pairs beneath rocks and debris.
Small Eyed Snakes are considered highly venomous, and like all snakes should be given space and left alone where possible. After each breeding season, females give birth to approximately 4 live young.
SEE ALSO: RED BELLIED BLACK SNAKE.
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.