DugiteScientific name: Pseudonaja affinis
Distribution: Occurs from just north of Perth to the South Australian border.
Description: A large, fast moving snake to 2 metres long. Their colouring is highly variable, pale to dark brown, yellow, reddish brown, olive, green or black. Often marked with irregular darker spots or blotches.
Notes: Mating occurs in spring. The female deposits one, or sometimes two, clutches of 10 – 30 eggs between November and February. Hatching occurs from February to May.
References: A Guide to the Reptiles and Frogs of the Perth Region. Brian Bush, Brad Maryan, Robert Browne-Cooper, David Robinson. 1995
Snakes of Western Australia. GM Storr, LA Smith, RE Johnstone. 1986