The tiger snake is a venomous snake that lives in the southern regions of Australia, including the nearby islands and Tasmania. It is one of the genera of venomous snakes that belongs to the family Elapidae.
In Australia there are about 3,000 snake bites every year. Due to the fact that pets are walking in areas where they live, the chances of people getting bitten increase.
Tiger Snake’s Food
The tiger snake is an average species that reaches about 3.5m. Some snakes also reached 6.5m. As adults they feed mainly on mice and frogs.
It eats birds and lizards. They are known for the “visits” they make to bird nests, climbing to and from 8m heights.
Birds usually chirp to signal danger and take flight, so they are only eggs.
They are known for the plug they have. Enter the pits of pests. They are appreciated by the locals because they get rid of mice and rats.
Tiger Snake’s Features
The maximum length that the tiger snake can reach is just over 2m. Their color is very variable, often having a tiger-like color.
The most common colors are olive, yellow, orange-brown, or black. The lower part (belly) is usually yellow or orange.
Unlike other less dangerous species, the bite of a tiger snake can be fatal to humans. The length of the body differs from species to species ranging from 3-4m.
Tiger Snake’s Reproduction
The tiger snake gives birth to 12 to 40 live snakes, a record was recorded from a specimen that gave birth to 64.
Tiger snakes are not aggressive and often give a warning signal with a closed mouth.
When they feel threatened, they flatten their body and gently lift their head above the ground in the classical potion preparing to attack.
The scientific name of the tiger snake is Notechis, it is a species that varies and does not always have specific tiger-like stripes.