Yellow-naped snake Furina barnardi

Warning: Mildly venomous

The yellow-naped snake is brown above with a light tan band across the nape, dark brown snout and whitish belly. Found mainly in open forest, grassland or foredune vegetation it preys mostly on skinks. It is among the least known of Australian front-fanged (elapid) snakes. It is listed as Near Threatened under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 and ranked as a medium priority under the department's Back on Track species prioritisation framework. Its venom is unknown but the snake is not thought to be dangerous. It can grow up to 50 cm in length and is a small venomous reptile native to northeastern Australia.