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  Red-bellied Black Snake
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ELAPID SNAKE
Family ELAPIDAE
VENOMOUS AND DANGEROUS. CAPABLE OF INFLICTING A POTENTIALLY FATAL BITE.
 
Description:
The Red-bellied Black Snake is glossy black in colour with a brown snout and blood-red, orange or pink on the lower sides and underbelly.
 
Size:
Adults 150 - 250 cm
 
Behaviour:
The Red-bellied Black Snake is mostly diurnal. This snake is quite a shy, placid snake and is quick to retreat if approached. However, if threatened or cornered, this snake will adopt a "Cobra" like stance, standing up and flattening out it's neck and body.
 
Prey:
Mainly frogs, lizards and mammals and sometimes fish.
 
Reproduction:
Females give birth to up to 40 young.
 
 
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