(Parasuta Flagellum)

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Not to be confused with the yellow-faced whip snake. This species are commonly mistaken for the Juvenile Eastern Brown Snake.

Key Features

Colouring is a dull grayish brown with dark base to each scale and a black head.

Length up to 45 centimeters


The ‘Little’ Whip Snake is a small snake growing up to 45cm in length and is found west to south east of South Australia, especially in the Mount Lofty Ranges and the Adelaide Hills.

It is a dull grayish brown with a dark base to each scale and a black head. They are often mistaken for Juvenile Eastern Brown Snakes.

Their diet mainly consists of termites and small skinks.


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We have compiled a list of common South Australian venomous snakes along with short profiles to assist you understanding each species. The information provided is general in nature, please contact us if you require specific advice.
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