Feeding observations in free-ranging nocturnal snakes are rare, primarily due to their cryptic behaviour and activity patterns. We describe a feeding observation in a free-ranging Grey Snake Hemiaspis damelii in the Murrumbidgee catchment, southern NSW. Hemiaspis damelii is an anurophagous (frog-eating) specialist, yet the feeding ecology and prey of H. damelii in southern NSW is unknown. Our observations provide the first recorded prey items from the southern parts of its range and highlight a potential feeding strategy used by small anurophagous elapids.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Apr 2022|