Macleay's water snake Enhydris polylepis

Mildly venomous/not dangerous

Macleay’s water snake is an aquatic snake living in and near clear freshwater streams. It is olive-brown to almost black in colour, with light, sometimes speckled sides, a pale belly and a dark line down the middle of the tail. It has weak venom to subdue its prey and feeds mostly on fish and frogs. Macleay’s water snake grows up to 80 cm in length.