PYGMY COPPERHEAD SNAKE
Robust and muscular in build
Average length 50-60 centimeters
Colour ranging from olive, black to grey-brown.
Pygmy Copperheads are moderately robust and muscular in build. With their length averaging around the 50-60cm mark. Their colouring ranges from olive to black to grey-brown, with a white/cream or orange flush on their underside.
Pygmy Copperheads feed on mostly frogs, insects and small reptiles, and occasionally invertebrates. They are also known to be cannibalistic.
In the Mount Lofty Ranges, the species occurs almost exclusively in high altitude areas. However, they can also be found in a wide variety of habitats, such as coastal dunes, grassland and in agricultural areas.