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.
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.
Photo: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney NSW. High Resolution 2892 x 1806.
Photo: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney NSW. High Resolution 3008 x 2000.
Photo: Featherdale Wildlife Park, Sydney NSW. High Resolution 2497 x 1500.
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