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  Southern Death Adder
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ELAPID SNAKE
Family ELAPIDAE
VENOMOUS AND DANGEROUS. CAPABLE OF INFLICTING A POTENTIALLY FATAL BITE.
 
Description:
The Southern Death Adder or Common Death Adder has a broad triangular head which is distinct from the neck, a short stout body and a thin tail terminating in a spine. Colours are highly variable but are usually grey and reddish brown with distinct cross-bands. The tip of the tail is either black, cream or white. The lips have white or cream edges on the labial scales forming prominent bars.
 
Size:
Adults 40 - 105 cm
 
Behaviour:
This snake is extremely shy and sedentary, prefering to lie concealed beneath leaf litter or loose sand.
 
Prey:
Lizards, small mammals and birds.
 
Reproduction:
Females give birth to up to 30 young.
 
 
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