Eastern Tiger Snake

Eastern Tiger Snake

Check out Australia Zoo’s Eastern Tiger Snake!

Australia is home to some of the most impressive reptiles on the planet, including the eastern tiger snake! Don’t miss these amazing reptiles during your visit to Australia Zoo.

 

Eastern Tiger Snake close up oof body and head on the ground.

 

The eastern tiger snake is often spotted frequenting wet environments such as swamps, creeks and lagoons throughout south-east regions of Australia. This snake can vary in appearance with most individuals having a dark olive or brown, yellow banded body.

 

Eastern Tiger Snake close up on the ground looking to the right.

 

During hot weather, tiger snakes seek refuge under hollow logs and inside empty borrows. During the early morning and late afternoon, they become an effective hunter preying upon fish, frogs, reptiles, small mammals and birds. Tiger snakes are viviparous meaning they birth live young and they produce up to 30 babies per litter. Crikey!

 

Eastern Tiger Snake hiding in a tree wrapped around itself.

 

The tiger snake is highly venomous, however, they will choose to avoid human conflict wherever possible. If you see a snake always give it plenty of space.

  • Class of animal icon
    Class

    Reptilia

  • Genus of animal icon
    Genus

    Notechis

  • Species of animal icon
    Species

    scutatus

  • height of animal icon
    Length

    1 - 2.1 metres

  • weight of animal icon
    Weight

    1 - 2 kilograms

  • diet of animal icon
    Diet

    Carnivore

  • gestation of animal icon
    Gestation

    142 days