Bites from this species are poorly recorded with the only significant occurrence involving the death of a dog. All bites should still be treated immediately and attended to with correct first aid.
Uniform olive to grey above, with scales tipped black anteriorly especially on the flanks (dorso-laterally). An indicative dark stripe is common place behind the head but may occasionally be faint or absent. Ventral surfaces are generally white to cream, with occasional dark grey flecking.
45-50 cm with a maximum length around 60 cm.
Favours woodlands especially eucalypt communities, usually on heavier, cracking clay soils prone to seasonal inundation. Particularly associated with water bodies or naturally occurring drainage features.
Generally nocturnal to crepuscular but has been seen active foraging in ground crevices during the early morning.
Frogs appear the main dietary component with skinks also included.
Recorded throughout suitable habitat in the Lockyer and Esk Valleys extending west throughout the Darling Downs.
The habitat preference of this species would see it occur mainly within rural properties containing favoured localities. Only one known capture within a home on the Lockyer Valley.
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