DE VIS' BANDED SNAKE Denisonia devisi Waite and Longman, 1920
Found throughout inland parts of Queensland and NSW, this snake varies in colour from brownish to whitish, depending upon locality. It attains 50-60 cm in length. This species is commonly confused with the Tiger Snake Notechis scutatus, and Death Adder Acanthophis antarcticus.
The scalation is smooth with 15-17 mid body rows, 100-150 ventrals, single anal, and 20-40 single subcaudals.
This snake will when caught hold its' body in stiff flattened curves and bite when the opportunity arises. It is a nocturnal species, although most specimens are found during the day sheltering under ground litter.
The De Vis Banded Snake is usually found in the vicinity of water, and is common along black soil river flats throughout its' range. It is principally a frog feeder.
About eight live young are produced in summer.
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.