Had a visitor last night. Nearly stood on him as it was late and I had just turned the patio lights off. He struck at me and hit my unshod foot causing me to rush to Google and find out who he is. According to Snake Catchers Brisbane he is a White Crowned Snake
Species name: (Cacophis harriettae)Weakly venomous
Other Common names: Crowned Snake.They go on to say;
Not considered dangerous to humans. All crowned snakes are reluctant biters, relying more on bluff display than bite. They are weakly venomous and have tiny mouths and short fangs. They will generally rear up & ‘mock strike’ with mouth closed, more of a ‘head butt’. If bitten, as with any snake bite, apply correct first aid and seek medical attention.All OK, no fang marks but it made me wary. Big tough old soldier weakens at the knees when confronted with snakes and it matters not at all that he wasn’t even half a meter long. Possibly they are the most abundant of Brisbane’s smaller snake species and they are nocturnal which might explain why I have never, ever seen one. Keep an eye out for the little critters.