Shovel-nosed Snakes


Small harmless, although technically venomous, snakes that attain a maximum length of about 36 cm. They spend much of their life below ground and feed on small leathery-shelled reptile eggs. One species (B. fasciolatus) also feeds on lizards.



A Norwestern Shovel-nosed Snake (Brachyurophis approximans) from Kumarina, WA



A Norwestern Shovel-nosed Snake (Brachyurophis approximans) from Pannawonica, WA



An Eastern Narrow-banded Shovel-nosed Snake (Brachyurophis fasciolatus fasciatus) from Ilkurlka, WA



A Southern Shovel-nosed or Half-girdled Snake (Brachyurophis semifasciatus) from Mt Keith, WA



A juvenile Southern Shovel-nosed or Half-girdled Snake (Brachyurophis semifasciatus) from Laverton, WA


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