LOWLANDS COPPERHEAD SNAKE


(Austrelaps superbus)

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SUMMARY

Found throughout south eastern South Australia, southern Victoria, Tasmania and some Bass Strait Islands. Lowland Copperheads inhabit grassland, heathland, woodlands and open scrub.

Key Features

Colouring is varied from blackish grey to brown with a distinctive orange/red flush in most individuals

Length up to 145 centimeters

DESCRIPTION

Lowland copperheads predominantly feed on frogs, small skinks, (lizard eggs) and occasionally small mammals. They are also know to be cannibalistic.

Although a relatively shy snake and will retreat if possible, the Lowlands Copperhead is considered highly venomous.

RESCUE & REHABILITATION


We offer services to help rehabilitate injured native reptiles and endeavor to re-release them back into the wild. We also offer a network for captive reptiles looking for their forever home.
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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.
Never try to catch, kill or corner a snake as this is how people get bitten!