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Mainland Tiger snake (Notechis scutatus)

Mainland Tiger snake (Notechis scutatus) - Photography by Kevin McCue

Often mistakenly called the yellow-bellied black snake, the Tiger snake, in the family Elapidae, exhibits extreme variance in size and and seasonal variation in colour. They grow up to 2 meters long and the body may be banded, pale to very dark in colour, composed of olive, yellow, orange-brown, or jet-black, the underside of the snake is yellow or orange. A Tiger snake bite is potentially fatal to humans, luckily they are not generally aggressive. Tiger snakes may have 12 to 40 live young.

Photography by Kevin McCue

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