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Taipan
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ELAPID SNAKE
Family ELAPIDAE
VENOMOUS AND DANGEROUS. CAPABLE OF INFLICTING A POTENTIALLY FATAL BITE.
 
Description:
The Taipan ranges in colour from light to dark brown with a distinctly paler head which darkens with age . The underbelly is cream with orange blotches. This snake has a long head which is distinct from it's neck. The eyes are brownish-red.
 
Size:
Adults 180 - 300 cm
 
Behaviour:
This snake is extremely alert with keen vision. It is a nervous snake and is quick to flee if approached. If threatened, the Taipan will defend itself aggressively, biting with great speed and accuracy.
 
Prey:
Mainly mammals.
 
Reproduction:
Females lay up to 25 eggs in a clutch.
 
 
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