TIGER SNAKE


(Notechis Scutatus)

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SUMMARY

‘Tiger Snake’ refers to the yellow and black cross-bands found on many of this species.

Key Features

Dark olive brown to black brown in colour

Length up to 2.1 meters

Sometimes yellow cross-bands are visible that vary in thickness.

DESCRIPTION

The vast majority of Tiger Snakes found in South Australia, are a dark olive brown, to black-brown, with off-white and sometimes yellow cross-bands that vary in thickness.

Tiger Snakes are found in coastal environments, dams, drains, wetlands, and creeks. They have been found on farmland, especially where there is water and local cover. They will shelter in vegetation, disused mammal burrows and scrap materials.

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!