MYALL OR CURL SNAKE Suta suta (Peters, 1863)
Found in most drier parts of the eastern two thirds of Australia, this 50 cm snake is generally a brownish colour, with reddish or other tinges.
The scalation is smooth with 19-21 mid body rows, 150-170 ventrals, single anal, and 20-35 single subcaudals.
The nocturnal Curl Snake gets its' name from its' defensive posture. It will flatten out its' body into a rigid spring like curve, from which it will strike if necessary.
During the day this terrestrial snake is found under ground litter, whilst at night it is commonly found crossing roads. It occurs in all habitats except for the wettest forests.
The Curl Snake is an opportunistic feeder, feeding principally on small lizards and small mammals.
2-7 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.