Eastern Small - Eyed Snake (hinoplocephalus nigrescens)

The Small - eyed snake is an extremely venomous land snake often mistaken for a Red  - bellied black snake however they are even more toxic, fatalities are known in australia from this sepcies.


Often they are a dark grey to a dark black, look very similiar to a juvinille red bellied snake however generally have pinkish or cream under bellys. They are a fairly small sized snake on average reaching up to 1 metre as an adult

Habitat & Distribution

As the name implies they are found east of Australia from  cape york peninsula following all the way down towards Victoria.


Active by night will shealter beaneath rocks, logs and bark that has fallen from tree's. They can be a rather defensise snake and will get upset easily if disturbed


Primarily preys on Lizards, eggs and occasionley other snakes and frogs.