Scientific name: Pseudechis butleri
Family: Elapidae
Order: Squamata
Status: Venomous

Habitat and Distribution


Shelters in abandoned animal burrows, under fallen timber, and in rock crevices and cavities in the arid southern interior.

About the animal:

  • Named after Harry Butler;
  • Black with patches of yellow;
  • Grow to about 1.6m;
  • Even tempered unless provoked;
  • When agitated, it flattens its neck in a cobra-like fashion and fans itself from side to side;
  • Oviparous (lays eggs).

What they eat?

Spotted Mulga snake feeds mostly on lizards, but snakes and mammals are also taken.

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