Australia boasts the world's largest number of reptile species, and among them is the desert whip snake, which is the 15th species of whip snake found in arid habitats and outback towns across the country. This unique reptile is characterized by its bluish body and distinctive copper head and tail.


  1. 'Mildly' venomous, but its bites are unlikely to cause serious harm to humans.
  2. The snake relies on its speed to chase down its primary prey, lizards.
  3. It exhibits a very shy behavior and tends to flee at the first sign of danger.
  4. The desert whip snake can grow up to around 90 centimetres in length, and it is primarily active during the day.