Scientific name: Pseudonaja nuchalis
Family: Elapidae
Order: Squamata
Status: Venomous

Habitat and Distribution

Found in Australia generally except lower south west.

About the animal:

  • This species includes 12 to 16 colour and pattern variants;
  • Southern populations undergo seasonal tonal colour changes;
  • The most common is creamy to rich brown body with a paler head;
  • Can grow up to 1.6m;
  • When unable to escape and pressed, it can bite rapidly before turning to escape;
  • Mainly diurnal, but becomes nocturnal during warm weather;
  • Oviparous (lays eggs).

What they eat?

Western Brown snake preys upon lizards, frogs and small mammals.


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