Red-bellied Black Snake

Red-bellied Black Snake

Check out Australia Zoo’s Red-bellied Black Snake!

Definitely one of the most strikingly beautiful snakes Australia has to offer. But don’t be mis-lead; they are a highly venomous snake and are best admired from a distance! Be sure to come and check out our gorgeous red-bellied black snake, on display in our Reptile House.

 

 

These snakes are usually found in woodlands, forests, swamps – anywhere near a body of water. This is where it hunts frogs, their main food source. Red-bellied black snakes will also feed upon fish, reptiles and small mammals from time to time.

 

 

Although considered quite common in the south-eastern half of Australia, it is believed that red-bellied black snake numbers are declining in line with declining frog populations. The introduction of the cane toad has also caused a bit of strife for these snakes, as they mistakenly eat these toxic amphibians.

  • Class of animal icon
    Class

    Reptilia

  • Genus of animal icon
    Genus

    Pseudechis

  • Species of animal icon
    Species

    porphyriacus

  • height of animal icon
    Length

    1.5 - 2 metres

  • weight of animal icon
    Weight

    1 - 2 kilograms

  • diet of animal icon
    Diet

    Carnivore

  • gestation of animal icon
    Gestation

    14 weeks