Yellow-faced Whip Snake
Murray Mallee Region
Eastern Brown Snake
Juvenile, head
Yellow-faced Whip Snake (Demansia psammophis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Reptiles (Reptilia)
Order: Scaled Reptiles (Squamata)
Family: Venomous snake (Elapidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Yellow-faced Whip Snake (Demansia psammophis)
This Photo:     🔍Dorsal🔎

Thank you David Muirhead for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Riverland and possibly elsewhere
One of these was found on an expedition North of here, with a team of people helping with id's.
The black teardrop and pale/yellow highlights is quite unique.

Copyright © 2019-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Oct-2019
This species is classed as DD (Data Deficient) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)