General Description

Body colour varies, including grey, brown or black. Underneath pale pink. Lip with white stripe along the edge. Up to 50 cm long.


White-lipped Snakes are one of the most cold-adapted snakes in Australia, surviving at high altitudes and southern latitudes where few other snake species live. They mainly eat lizards and lizard eggs.


South-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Most areas, including heaths, sclerophyll forests and woodlands.

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