One of the least seen creatures inhabiting the Mission Beach area is the small, secretive Yellow-faced Whip Snake. These little reptiles which rarely attain a size of more than 70 cms in length are skink eaters and so active by day and also quite venomous.
I relocated one recently, only the second specimen I’ve seen over the years doing this task. Both came from the Sth Mission area indicating a colony of the reptiles there.
The venom won’t kill but does affect the nervous system and causes extreme pain in the vicinity of the bite so these little guys are definitely best left to a professional.
Both I have caught have been inside houses where they obviously enter in search or pursuit of their prey.