Common throughout south east Queensland and Australia's northern coast, the Black whip snake (Demansia vestigiata) is a venomous snake that can cause dangerous symptoms, especially in children.
Continue reading for more information about the Black whip snake (otherwise known as the Lesser black whip snake) and what to do if you encounter one.
The Black whip snake can be found in a variety of habitats throughout south east Queensland, including:
They use their agility and good vision to actively hunt lizards and frogs during the day.
Large Black whip snakes are considered potentially dangerous to humans, especially children, as their venom can cause localised pain, swelling, and other symptoms ranging from moderate to severe.
If you sustain a bite, apply snake bite first aid and seek medical attention.
It is important to remember, snakes will never go out of their way to attack you - they will generally only bite people when threatened or provoked. As such, if you encounter a snake, do not attempt to approach, capture, or kill it. If you need a snake relocated from your home, contact a snake catcher instead.
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