CARPENTARIA WHIP SNAKE Unechis boschmai (Brongersma and Knaap-van Meeuwen, 1964)
Attaining 40-50 cm, the Carpentaria Whip Snake is found mainly in the hilly country to the west of the Great Divide in Queensland, although it does occur in drier habitats east of the ranges.
This snake may be tan, brown, or reddish in colour.
The scalation is smooth with 15 mid body rows, 145-190 ventrals, single anal, and 20-35 single subcaudals.
This secretive nocturnal snake is usually found hiding under ground litter during the day. It is essentially a small lizard feeder and bears live young. Although freshly caught specimens will attempt to bite, captive specimens are very inoffensive.
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.