Broad-headed Snake (Hoplocephalus bungaroides)

The Broad-headed snake is black with narrow bands of yellow, a distinctive pattern. If annoyed the Broad-headed snake will defend itself, striking repeatedly. They are potentially dangerous.

The Broad-headed Snake is found from Sydney to Nowra & inland to the Blue Mountains, usually on sandstone outcrops. They are considered endangered.

Broad-headed snakes climb rocks as well as trees. Feeds on lizards, usually skinks & geckos. Shelters under rock slabs & in sandstone hollows.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Hoplocephalus
Species: bungaroides
Last Updated: 29-12-2018