Whip Snakes
(Genus Demansia)

This group of slender, fast-moving, diurnal, lizard-eating snakes is represented by at least one species in most parts of mainland Australia. Although unlikely to cause more than passing discomfort to an adult, large specimens are possibly dangerous to children. All but one species attain less than one metre in length.



Reticulated Whip Snake (Demansia reticulata reticulata). This individual from Jurien, Western Australia



Coppertail, Two-toned Snake, Green Whip Snake are all common names applied to this northwestern Australian species (Demansia reticulata cupreiceps). This individual from Whim Creek, Western Australia


This individual is from Shay Gap, Western Australia


This individual with black head from Shay Gap, Western Australia



Yellow-faced Whip snake (Demansia psammophis) from Laverton, Western Australia



Narrow-headed Whip snake (Demansia angusticeps) from west of Halls Creek, Western Australia



The Black-necked Whip Snake (Demansia calodera) is restricted to the central west coast. This individual is from Carnarvon, WA.



The Rufous or Red Whip Snake (Demansia rufescens) is restricted to the Pilbara Region of Western Australia. This one is from Karratha



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