Marble-headed whip snake Demansia olivacea

WARNING: VENOMOUS/LARGE INDIVIDUALS SHOULD BE TREATED WITH CAUTION

The marble-headed whip snake, also known as olive whip snake, is grey-brown in colour above. The sides of the head are distinctively marked with a dark, purplish-brown streak from the lower hind corner of the eye to the angle of the mouth. It occurs in semi-arid stony ranges in north-western Queensland. The marble-headed whip snake is similar to the yellow-faced whip snake in its behaviour and it feeds on lizards. The marble-headed whip snake grows to a length of 80 cm.

The Marble-headed whip snake (Demansia olivacea) is a species of venomous snake in the family Elapidae.