Stegonotus cucullatus or Slaty grey Snake
The non-venomous Slaty grey Snake is found on Cape York Peninsula of North Queensland and the northern part of the Northern Territory. They feed on fishes (including eels), tadpoles, frogs, lizards, reptile eggs and small mammals. When feeding on small mammals, the Slaty grey Snake constricts its prey in a python-like fashion. When hunting they will happily climb into low shrubs or rocky banks in the vicinity of frog breeding sites.
If cornered or grasped Slaty grey snake will respond by biting repeatedly and emitting a pungent, unforgettable odour.The female is an egg layer.These snakes are found in coastal plains and dunes, watercourses, slopes and ranges in tropical shrublands, woodlands and forests, including rainforests.They are normally found near swamps, billabongs and water courses that contain frogs and small fish.
Did you know...
- The non-venomous slaty grey snake is found on Cape York Peninsula of North Queensland and the northern part of the Northern Territory.
- The female Slaty grey Snake is an egg-layer.
- If cornered or grasped, Slaty grey Snake will respond by biting repeatedly and emitting a pungent, unforgettable odour.
- When feeding on small mammals, the slaty grey snake constricts its prey in a python-like fashion.
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