Mildly venomous, may require medical treatment
Growing to roughly 1.1m (Avg 70cm)
A common backyard visitor in all areas within South East Queensland. These snakes are frequently associated with rock walls, where small skinks and geckos tend to dwell. Yellow Faced Whip Snakes are considerably quicker than many other snakes we have here on the coast, and tend to escape at the glance of an approaching threat. This species is well noted to be communal, and it’s common to find them in close proximity to others. After each breeding season, females lay a clutch of between 3-9 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.