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REPTILES - VENOMOUS SNAKES

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ANIMAL FACTS - Venomous Snakes

The Fierce Snake often survives in a 'feast or famine' environment. Rain brings lots of grasses, which equals lots of rats, which equals fat snakes. Seasonal drought means snakes may go with little to eat for months at a time.

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It is really difficult to differentiate between venomous and non-venomous snakes. Many non-venomous snakes look venomous to protect themselves. There are also snake types whose teeth are placed like the teeth of non-venomous snakes although their bites can be dangerous. Out of the 2800 kind of snakes, only 270 types are venomous.

Our Sub-Species

Fierce Snake

Oxyuranus microlepidotus
Our Amazing Fierce Snake(s) are currently on display

Threat Level

Vulnerable

Vulnerable

Fierce Snake(s) Profiles

No profiles available

Black Tiger Snake

Notechis ater humphreysi
Not on display

Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern

Black Tiger Snake(s) Profiles

No profiles available

Red-bellied Black Snake

Pseudechis porphyriacus
Our Amazing Red-bellied Black Snake(s) are currently on display

Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern

Red-bellied Black Snake(s) Profiles

Rossco

Taipan

Pamela
Our Amazing Taipan(s) are currently on display

Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern

Taipan(s) Profiles

Pamela

Eastern Brown Snake

Pseudonaja textilis
Not on display

Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern

Eastern Brown Snake(s) Profiles

Clyde

Chappell Island Tiger Snake

Notechis ater serventyi
Our Amazing Chappell Island Tiger Snake (s) are currently on display

Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern

Chappell Island Tiger Snake (s) Profiles

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