WHITE LIPPED SNAKE Drysdalia coronoides (Gunther, 1858)
The White Lipped Snake varies in colour from greys, greens, reds, browns or even black. It is found in colder parts of NSW, Victoria and all of Tasmania. It averages 40cm in length.
The scalation is smooth with 15 mid body rows, 120-160 ventrals, single anal, and 35-70 single subcaudals.
This mainly diurnal snake is usually found sheltering under ground litter, including well-embedded rocks when inactive. It is usually very abundant where it occurs. The White Lipped Snake feeds on skinks which it actively stalks. About 6 live young are produced from January to early
March, and unlike most kinds of snake, this species continues to feed throughout its' pregnancy. The young measure about 10 cm at birth.
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.