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  Eastern Brown Snake
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Eastern Brown Snake
ELAPID SNAKE
Family ELAPIDAE
VENOMOUS AND DANGEROUS. CAPABLE OF INFLICTING A POTENTIALLY FATAL BITE.
 
Description:
This snake has a head that is barely distinct from it's slender body. Colour varies from blackish to tan to dark brown to straw-yellow to grey. The underbelly is often creamy white with pink to red spots or blotches. Juveniles are black on the top of the head. The body can be strongly banded in some juveniles.
 
Size:
Adults 150 - 250 cm
 
Behaviour:
The Eastern Brown Snake is diurnal and is mostly found in drier areas. This snake is extremely nervous and highly intolerant of any interference. If disturbed, it will hold high it's forebody in an S-shape and strike repeatedly.
 
Prey:
Mainly mammals, lizards, birds and frogs.
 
Reproduction:
Females lay up to 35 eggs in a clutch.
 
 
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