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REPTILES - KING BROWN SNAKE

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(Pseudechis australis)

King Browns are the second largest Australian venomous snake, growing to lengths of up to 3 meters long. Males reach greater lengths than females and can be robust in build. King Brown Snakes can vary in colour from pale brown to olive to coppery brown. They have a giant bulge behind their eye where their massive venom gland is situated. King Browns are usually active both day and night depending on weather conditions. The King Brown Snake is also commonly known as the Mulga Snake.

Habitat

King Brown Snakes inhabit woodlands, hummock grassland, chenopod shrubland and almost bare gibber or sandy deserts sheltering under timber, rubbish piles, burrows and deep soil cracks. This species can be found throughout Australia with the exception of Victoria, Tasmania and southern parts of Western Australia.

Diet

The King Brown is one of the reptile kings of Australia! Primarily a reptile eater even a bit from a venomous snake won't worry this snake. With giant venom glands, the King Brown will bite and hold its prey using a chewing action to pump enough venom into its prey to slow up even the most deadly adversary.

Pseudechis australis

Display Status

Off DisplayOur Amazing King-brown-snake(s) are currently off display

Threat Level

Least Concern

Least Concern