Eastern small-eyed snake Rhinoplocephalus nigrescens

Warning: Venomous

This snake closely resembles the red-bellied black snake with a shiny black back and sides and a pink belly often with a row of dark spots. The pink does not extend onto the sides as it does in the red-bellied black snake. Its eyes are minute and black and barely noticeable from surrounding scales. It favours dark areas under sheets of tin, rocks and bark on fallen logs and feeds on small reptiles and occasionally frogs. It is common throughout Brisbane. The eastern small-eyed snake grows to an average length of 0.5m.