General description:

Solidly built snake with a large broad flat head. Colour variable with many shades from light grey to olive, brown through to black. Cross-bands of lighter scales continue down the length of the body. Belly lighter than main colour, usually cream or grey, often darker on throat & under tail. Midbody scales at 17-19 rows (rarely 15).
Average Length:
1 metre with specimens rarely exceeding 1.3 metres.
Habitat in SE Qld:
High altitude rainforest, swampy coastal heath and wallum swamp preferring creek banks & other moist sites.
General habits:
Diurnal though has been recorded to be active on warm humid night stalking frogs particularly following rain.
Diet:
Opportunistic hunter of small vertebrates such as frogs, small mammals, lizards and birds.
Local distribution:
Small scattered populations occur on the Sunshine Coast around Beerwah, Pelican Waters, Landsborough and Southern undisturbed periphery of Caloundra.
Around the home:
This species is absent from built up areas and is highly unlikely to be encountered around human dwellings in known habitats.