Active day and night. Viviparous (live young). Produces 3 to 10 live young in late summer. Stays in areas of heavy cover unless basking.
White stripe along the upper lip.
Restricted to south-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Australia's most cold tolerant snake, inhabiting areas on Mount Kosciuszko above the snow line.
Carnivore. Small lizards, lizard eggs and frogs.
Forested areas of southern Victoria usually in wetter habitats. One of the few snakes in Australia to survive high altitudes and southern latitudes, being cold-adapted.
Native to Australia