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  Eastern Tiger Snake
Tiger Snake
Eastern Tiger SnakeEastern Tiger SnakeEastern Tiger Snake
 
ELAPID SNAKE
Family ELAPIDAE
VENOMOUS AND DANGEROUS. CAPABLE OF INFLICTING A POTENTIALLY FATAL BITE.
 
Description:
The Eastern Tiger Snake has a flat head which is slightly distinct from a robust body. This species is highly variable in colour: from brown to olive to green to black. It usually has numerous yellowish coloured crossbands which give it the 'tiger' appearance.
 
Size:
Adults 120 - 200 cm
 
Behaviour:
This snake will hiss loudly and flatten it's neck and forebody if threatened. Responsible for many human fatalities.
 
Prey:
Frogs, mammals, lizards and birds
 
Reproduction:
Females give birth to up to 80 young.
 
 
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