Tiger Snake Venom is Dangerous

The tiger snake or the Notechis scutatus is part of the Elapidae family. It has a body length of up to 2 meters. It is found in swamps and rivers, distributed along south west and south east Australia including Tasmania.

The color patterns of tiger snakes depend on where they are found in Australia. Most tiger snakes are of the colors black, brown, gray or yellow with alternating light and dark bands. The tiger snakes found in South Australia around the Bass Strait often have no patterns on their body. Those found in Tasmania are usually gray, yellow or black without bands of color.

Tigersnake

It is a highly changeable species, which does not always necessarily exhibit the characteristic tiger stripes, which is suggested by its common name. The banding in juvenile snakes is often much more noticeable, fading progressively as the snake matures. Tiger snakes are comparatively stout bodied and short with a wide head.

Most of the Tiger snake specimens reach around 1.2-1.6m in length, though predominantly large animals may be more than 2m in length.

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Tiger Snake Bites

Tiger snakes are among the most lethal of venomous Australian snakes. They are second only to brown snakes in terms of causing fatalities. It used to be the top killer, but their numbers declined due to decreasing prey (mainly frog) populations. Snakes could get close to residential areas to take advantage of water and prey (rodents) that come with human habitation.

tiger snake bites

Tiger Snake Bites

Tiger Snake Bites

People get bitten by a tiger snake when they have trodden on it, poked into its hiding places, or when they are deliberately handling the snake or trying to harm it. From the point of view of the snake, these are perceived as a threat, and to bite is a defensive action.

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Tiger Snakes

Tiger snakes are some of the world’s deadliest snakes and among the most venomous of Australian snakes. They are found in the southern regions of Australia, Tasmania, the Bass Strait islands, and New Guinea. There are two recognised species of the snake and several subspecies, but all belong to the same genus.

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Tiger Snake

Read on for essential information about Tiger Snakes and how they can be identified.

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Tiger Snake Facts: Tiger Snakes in Captivity

Tiger snakes are one of the most dangerous Australian snakes, the second top killer in the country after the brown snake. In the wild, they can be found in the south-eastern and south-western coasts of Australia, living near creeks, rivers, and swamplands. They are also known to venture into residential areas, taking advantage of the rodent population that live with civilisation.

Tiger Snake in Grass

Tiger Snake in Grass

In the past several years, environmental pressures (such as the clearing of wetlands and scrubs) together with biological causes dramatically reduced the population of frogs, the traditional prey of Tiger snakes. The snake population shrank as a result; Tiger snakes are now a protected species.

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How to Avoid a Tiger Snake Bite

Tiger snakes are some of the most venomous among Australian snakes, second only to brown snakes in number of fatalities caused. They can be found in the south-eastern and south-western coasts of Australia living mostly near creeks, rivers, swamplands, and scrubland.

Tiger Snake Bite

Tiger Snake Bite

Tiger snakes prey on frogs, birds, rats, mice, and other small mammals. They are generally active in the day but may also hunt during warm nights. It is important to remember that a Tiger Snake bite can be fatal.

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