Yellow-faced Whipsnake

Demansia psammophis

The Yellow-faced Whip snake is active during the day; it is a slender snake and grows to a maximum of 1 meter in length. It is common throughout most of Australia in a wide range of habitats including open forests, farmland and suburban gardens.

The Yellow-faced Whip Snake feeds mainly on small diurnal lizards, as well as frogs and lizard eggs. They have good eyesight, and can chase and capture lizards on the run.

The female Yellow-faced Whip snake will lay about 9 eggs between February and March and once hatched the little snakes are about 17 cm long.


This snake is potentially dangerous and should be treated with caution. The symptoms are usually local. If bitten, apply first aid procedure for any snakebite and seek urgent medical attention.