ORANGE NAPED OR MOON SNAKE Furina ornata (Gray, 1842)
Found in most parts of Australia where the Red Naped Snake does not occur, the Orange Naped Snake is found throughout the north and west 2/3 of Australia. It is similar in appearance to the Red naped Snake. It attains about 50 cm.
The scalation is smooth with 15-17 mid body rows, 160-240 ventrals, divided anal, and 35-70 divided subcaudals.
The biology of this snake is similar to that of the Red Naped Snake.
The Orange Naped Snake is found in all types of habitat, and most specimens caught are found crossing roads at night. It feeds principally on lizards.
1-5 eggs are produced in summer and hatchlings measure about 8 cm.
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.