Simoselaps anomalus (Desert Banded Snake)
Status: least concern.
These tiny snakes (around 20cm) swim through the sand like lightning. I found this guy in the kimberlys in WA, and simply could not beleive how fast they can move through the desert sand. They have to be quick though as they feed on skinks that also move blazingly fast through sand.
While technically a poisonous snake, they are so small, and timid as to not be a threat.
I was think these are truely stunning animals, and he is probably the highlight of the trip for me.