Broad-headed Snake - Hoplocephalus bungaroides

Broad-headed Snake

Hoplocephalus bungaroides

Family: Elapidae (Elapid snakes, about 60 species in Australia, about 300 species in the world)

Size: 0.9 metres

Distribution: Broad-headed snakes only live within a small area of NSW from about Sydney, south to about Nowra, and west to and within the Blue Mountains.

Status: They were once much more common, especially in Southern Sydney, though there are far fewer of the now due to collecting of snakes, and urban developments.

Habitat:

References: Wilson and Swan.

About the Broad-headed Snake

These are often mistaken for small diamond pythons (diamond pythons are much more common).

Danger: Not severely dangerously venomous, but they are venomous and potentially dangerous.

Broad-headed Snake - Hoplocephalus bungaroides
Photo: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney NSW. High Resolution 2892 x 1806.

Broad-headed Snake - Hoplocephalus bungaroides
Photo: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney NSW. High Resolution 3008 x 2000.

Broad-headed Snake - Hoplocephalus bungaroides
Photo: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney NSW. High Resolution 2497 x 1500.

See Also

Australian Mammals
Australian Birds
Australian Frogs
Australian Fish
Australian Spiders and Their Faces
Australian Wild Plant Foods

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