Dwyer's snake Facts

Dwyer's snake Facts
Dwyer's snake is a species of venomous snake that belongs to the elapid family. It is one of the well known Australian snakes that can be found in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. Dwyer's snake inhabits areas covered with dense vegetation (woodlands and grasslands), that provide shelter and plenty of food. Some people keep Dwyer's snakes as exotic house pets. Dwyer's snake is not on the list of endangered species.
Interesting Dwyer's snake Facts:
Dwyer's snake is small snake that can reach 11.4 to 12.2 inches in length. Males are slightly longer than females.
Dwyer's snake has brown body covered with smooth scales.
Dwyer's snake is also known as "variable black-naped snake" due to black markings that can be seen on the nape of these snakes.
Dwyer's snake has short, broad head that can be easily distinguished from the neck. It has large eyes with vertical, elliptically-shaped pupils. Body of Dwyer's snake is cylindrical, slender or medium build. It ends with short tail.
Dwyer's snake has hollow fangs located in the anterior part of the upper jaw. Fangs are connected with venomous glands, found near the eyes. Dwyer's snake uses the venom to kill its prey and to defend itself against predators.
Dwyer's snake is nocturnal creature (active during the night).
Dwyer's snake is a carnivore (meat-eater). Its diet is based on small reptiles such as geckoes and skinks.
Dwyer's snake hides under the rocks and leaf litter or inside abandoned burrows in the ground during the day.
Even though it is genetically related to the Australian sea snakes, Dwyer's snake is adapted to the life on the ground (terrestrial reptile).
Dwyer's snake belongs to a group of mildly venomous snakes. It does not have painful bite, and venom cannot produce serious health issues in humans. 25 years-old male described bite of Dwyer's snake as nearly painless. Snake's fang remained inside the finger and triggered infection couple of days later (he didn't even know that he has a fang inside the finger).
Dwyer's snake curls its body into a coil to protect the head and the most sensitive parts of the body from the predators. It is not aggressive by nature, but it will attack intruder after prolonged harassment.
Dwyer's snake belongs to the group of viviparous snakes, which means that female gives birth to live babies. Little is known about reproductive behavior of Dwyer's snakes except that females give birth to 3 live snakes per year.
Hatchlings are 5.1 inches long at birth and they need to fend for themselves from the moment of birth.
Young Dwyer's snake are ready to start to reproduce when they reach body length of 8.7 (females) to 9 (males) inches.
Lifespan of Dwyer's snake is unknown.

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