Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatis)

The Tiger Snake is a large snake with a small fairly flat head and large eyes. The frontal shield is about as wide as long.

The Tiger Snake colour & patterning is variable. Usually the back is pale yellow, pale grey or pale brown with darker bands.

While it seldom bites, the Tiger snake will defend itself with a very fast strike, if cornered.

Tiger Snakes are found in a wide range of habitats in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia & Queensland.

Tiger Snakes produce live litters, often having 30 offspring. Feeds on lizards, birds & mammals. The Tiger Snake bite is extremely dangerous.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Family: Elapidae
Genus: Notechis
Species: scutatis
Last Updated: 29-12-2018