These snakes are aquatic and they rarely leave the water, except for egg laying, hibernation during the winter, and to move to other bodies of water.
These snakes do not bite even when being held. Despite being called “the stinging snake” these snake do not sting but uses their tail to prod prey.
There is the myth that these snakes will bite their tail and “roll” after people and prey. Giving them the name Hoop Snake. This is not true, and this phenomenon has not been observed for these snakes