Venomous Snakes

We have compiled a list of common South Australian venomous snakes along with short profiles to assist you understanding each species. The information provided is general in nature, please contact us if you require specific advice.

Eastern Brown Snake


Common Death Adder


Little Whip Snake

Little Whip Snake


Lowlands Copperhead


Pygmy Copperhead

Red Bellied Black Snake

Tiger Snake

Tiger Snake

 
 

THE 3 S’S


THREE SIMPLE STEPS TO REMEMBER IF YOU SEE A SNAKE:

  • STOP WHERE YOU ARE

  • STAY CALM AND STILL

  • SHOUT "SNAKE"




These three simple steps will notify others close to you that there is a snake in that area allowing them to keep a safe distance.

Given the opportunity, the snake will leave on its own. DO NOT PANIC OR MAKE SUDDEN MOVEMENTS. Snakes react to movement and vibrations (through the ground).

If the snake is in a residential area, call a Snake Catcher immediately and we will come and safely remove it. Never try to catch, kill or corner a snake as this is how people get bitten!