Eastern Tiger Snake, Queensland, Australia

Adrian Paul

Coffs Harbour, Australia

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The Eastern tiger Snake, Notechis scutatus, is an elapid from South Eastern Australia. It has a highly toxic venom and until recently held the record for most Australian snakebite fatalities (now overtaken by the Eastern Brown Snake, Pseudonaja textilis).

It is a medium sized elapid generally reaching about 3.5 feet in length but has been known to reach 6.5 feet. In the wild they mainly feed on frogs and mice as adults, but will take the odd bird or lizard. As juveniles however, skinks make up a large portion of their diet. They are active mainly by day (Diurnal) but on excessively hot nights (over 34 degC/ 93F) they become semi nocturnal.

Photo taken at Australia Zoo, Beerwah, Qld

Camera – Nikon D80; Lens – Tamron 28-300 VC zoom

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