COLLARED WHIP SNAKE Demansia torquata (Gunther, 1862)
Found throughout most of Queensland and adjacent parts of other states the Collared Whip Snake attains 50 cm.
The scalation is smooth with 15 mid body rows, 185-220 ventrals, divided anal, and 70-90 divided subcaudals.
This fast moving diurnal species is found in a variety of habitats ranging from arid grasslands to tropical forests. It is principally a skink feeder, which it actively chases. When inactive, it is usually caught under loose ground cover such as bark and human rubbish.
It lays from 2 to 8 eggs.
The above was from the book Australian Reptiles and Frogs by Raymond Hoser and now available on a fantastic CD-Rom along with a vast amount of other information, papers and the like on reptiles, frogs and other wildlife.