Coral snake Simoselaps australis

Not Dangerous

The coral snake is dull to bright pink or red in colour above, banded with numerous narrow cross-bands  with cream or yellow centres and dark brown edges. A black bar with creamy yellow edging crosses the head and encloses the eyes. Another broad bar with pale edges crosses the nape. This nocturnal, burrowing snake feeds on lizards and is harmless to humans. Coral snakes grow to an average length of 50 cm.