A mildly venomous snake, the Marsh snake (Hemiaspis signata) is are not seen as often as Whip snakes.
A Marsh snake is recognisable by two white lines on their face with another line along the upper lip and one from the eye to the side of the neck.Their colour on top ranges from pale olive to black with their under belly a dark grey to black. Only a small species, they don’t usually exceed 0.7m.
Marsh Snakes are active by day and rest at night. Although not aggressive, they will deliver a painful bite if threatened.
Mainly frogs and skinks.
Distribution and Habitat
From South-Eastern New South Wales to North-Eastern Queensland, Marsh snakes are in most suburbs of Brisbane.