Little Whip Snake (Suta flagellum) pair 2

This pair of Little Whip Snakes (Suta flagellum) were found together under the same roof tile every time I checked the tile (at least 5 times) over a 7 month period. Despite the size difference, I assume they were a mating pair, rather than adult and offspring. After lifting the tile one day, I saw the larger snake feel around for the hole in the ground (bottom left hand corner of photo) with the tip of its tail - it has then slithered/ wriggled backwards into the hole tail first with the head going in last - it looked amazing how it did it. Scientific name updated? Parasuta flagellum

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Taken on September 4, 2008
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