Hear all about it!Dugites live in abandoned burrows or hollow logs. They can also be found sheltering underneath rocks or logs. In the summer months, they are often seen sunning themselves on roadsides.
Dugites are very shy but will attack if they feel threatened. When it attacks, it lifts its head and front part of its body up into an S-shape. It hisses loudly and then makes a sharp strike. This snake has small fangs but highly toxic venom which is dangerous to humans. These snakes should never be approached and should only be watched from a distance. Anyone who may have been bitten by a snake should find medical help immediately.
Dugites search for prey in holes, cracks, small caves, grasses and under surface debris. It kills its prey by biting it and injecting venom and by wrapping its body around the animal and squeezing. This wrapping and squeezing is called constriction.