Scientific name: Notechis scutatus
Family: Elapidae
Order: Squamata
Status: Venomous

Habitat and Distribution

Found along wet areas on the coastal plain and adjacent ranges, also along the Swan and Canning rivers and Carnac as well as Garden Islands.

About the animal:

  • A large stout snake with broad blunt head;
  • Ground colour black or dark-brown with cream, yellow or orange bands;
  • Maximum length about 2m, although generally 1.2m;
  • Often observed in water;
  • It is not inclined to bite unless touched;
  • It is diurnal and nocturnal;
  • More tolerant of cold weather.

What they eat?

Adults Tiger snake forage for frogs, lizards, small mammals and nestling birds during the day and evening.


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