HOODED SNAKE Unechis monachus (Storr, 1964)
This 40 cm brownish or greyish snake is common in drier parts of southern Australia.
The scalation is smooth with 15 mid body rows, 150-175 ventrals, single anal, and 20-35 single subcaudals.
This species is found forests and all other types of drier habitat.
The Hooded Snake is a secretive nocturnal species, usually caught during the day hiding under ground litter. It is principally a lizard feeder.
A live-bearer, little is known of the breeding biology of this species.
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.