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SnakeParasuta dwyeri

Dwyer's Black-headed Snake

Elapid

Dwyer’s Black-headed Snake is one of ten species of hooded and curl snakes found in Australia. It has a number of common names, Dwyer's snake, Whip Snake and Variable Black-naped Snake. It has undergone many name changes: Denisonia dwyeri, Unechis dwyeri, Suta dwyeri, Suta spectabilis dwyeri and Parasuta dwyeri.

It is a secretive, nocturnal snake that seeks shelter under rocks, debris, and ground litter, and may make its home in burrows made and abandoned by other creatures. Open woodlands and grassland areas are its typical habitat. It feeds mainly on small lizards. It grows to about 35 cm.

Distribution: Rarely observed. There are a number of historical ACT records likely due to intensive surveying.

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Suta dwyeri (Dwyer's Black-headed Snake) at Wallaroo, NSW - 20 Mar 2019 Suta dwyeri (Dwyer's Black-headed Snake) at Mulligans Flat - 27 Dec 2018 Suta dwyeri (Dwyer's Black-headed Snake) at Royalla, NSW - 22 Oct 2018 Suta dwyeri (Dwyer's Black-headed Snake) at Bonner, ACT - 29 Mar 2018 Suta dwyeri (Dwyer's Black-headed Snake) at Goorooyarroo - 5 Nov 2017 Suta dwyeri (Dwyer's Black-headed Snake) at Goorooyarroo - 29 Oct 2017 Suta dwyeri (Dwyer's Black-headed Snake) at Mulligans Flat - 12 Oct 2017 Suta dwyeri (Dwyer's Black-headed Snake) at Rob Roy Range - 2 Nov 2012 Suta dwyeri (Dwyer's Black-headed Snake) at Wamboin, NSW - 16 Nov 2010 Suta dwyeri (Dwyer's Black-headed Snake) at Gang Gang at Yass River - 6 Nov 2006 Suta dwyeri (Dwyer's Black-headed Snake) at Collector, NSW - 3 Apr 1983
Suta dwyeri (Dwyer's Black-headed Snake) at Wallaroo, NSW - 20 Mar 2019
Suta dwyeri (Dwyer's Black-headed Snake) at Mulligans Flat - 27 Dec 2018
Suta dwyeri (Dwyer's Black-headed Snake) at Royalla, NSW - 22 Oct 2018
Suta dwyeri (Dwyer's Black-headed Snake) at Bonner, ACT - 29 Mar 2018
Suta dwyeri (Dwyer's Black-headed Snake) at Goorooyarroo - 5 Nov 2017
Suta dwyeri (Dwyer's Black-headed Snake) at Goorooyarroo - 29 Oct 2017
Suta dwyeri (Dwyer's Black-headed Snake) at Mulligans Flat - 12 Oct 2017
Suta dwyeri (Dwyer's Black-headed Snake) at Rob Roy Range - 2 Nov 2012
Suta dwyeri (Dwyer's Black-headed Snake) at Wamboin, NSW - 16 Nov 2010
Suta dwyeri (Dwyer's Black-headed Snake) at Gang Gang at Yass River - 6 Nov 2006
Suta dwyeri (Dwyer's Black-headed Snake) at Collector, NSW - 3 Apr 1983

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