Tiger snake

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Not to be confused with the tiger keelback snake

Tiger snake coiled up in the grass
Tiger snake
Tiger snake slithering

The tiger snake (Notechis scutatus) is a venomous species of snake inhabiting Australia and its coastal islands, Tasmania included.

Habitat[change | change source]

Tiger snakes generally situate themselves near a source of water, such as a creek or wetland. They live from Western Australia to South Australia, and also in its coastal islands, such as Tasmania.

Diet[change | change source]

It eats mainly frogs and tadpoles, but also small rodents, bats, insects, lizards, fish, birds, and they might also eat each other.

Venom and danger levels[change | change source]

Tiger snake venom has myotixons, coagulants, haemolysins, and neurotoxins, all of which are dangerous to people.