Toxic Tiger Snake
The Tiger Snake is a very large poisonous snake that is primarily found in the tropical and subtropical areas of Australia.
As Australian animals go is it among the most poisonous, in a land that features toxic things aplenty.
Tiger snakes are found in fairly large numbers and since there are several types, the populations of more than one type may be living in the same areas.
The tiger snake is quite large, one of the largest of the snakes, and can grow up to seven feet long, and range in color from pale to very dark. Their colors can range from olive to yellow to deep jet black, while the underside is lighter yellow or cream. The tiger snake is strictly an Australian animal, and does not live in other countries in the wild.
The Tiger snake is not normally an aggressive snake, but will bite those who are aggressive tot hem.
They are very poisonous, and may in fact be fatal in about 45% of the bites if they are not treated quickly.
Tiger snakes are live bearing snakes and will give birth to as few as twelve and as many as thirty or forty young snakes. The record for live snakes born to a tiger snake was 64 in one litter.
The Tiger snake is not an overly aggressive snake and whenever it can will run from a fight, but when threatened and unable to flee will flatten their bodis and raise their heads above the ground in a menacing pre-strike gesture.
Their venom is what is known as a neurotoxin and is a highly potent one potentially deadly if not treated as soon as possible.
that is the coolist picture ever
im doing a project on the tiger snake and these pictures are perfect!!! thnx!!!
Tiger snakes are venomous, not poisonous- they are restricted to the temperate areas of southern Australia (as opposed to the tropics as mentioned in this article). An isolated population does occur in Qld above 1000m, but these snakes are definitely not tropical. They feed on all manner of vertebrate animals, including fish and birds, as these snakes are capable climbers and swimmers.
Unfortunately, the snakes in this article appear dead or nearly so.. I have many years experience as a herpetologist and have had a lot of dealings with Notechis scutatus in the wild.
My parents have a shack down Port Arthur Tasmania. My father killed one just last weekend
I have been told that they are an endangered species? Is that true?
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That highly toxic Tiger Snake looks really cute as cute as a kitten. Is that strange of me to say that???