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Also known as the King Brown Snake it is Australia's second largest venomous land snake. Dangerously venomous, it produces large amounts of venom, more than any other Australian snake, that destroys red blood cells, breaks down muscle tissue and also affects blood clotting properties. The Mulga snake can grow to about 2.5m, brown to reddish-brown or olive-brown, often with a net like pattern and the belly is white to cream.
Most habitats from monsoon forests to hummock grasslands, shrub-lands, gibber and sandy deserts. Often found in dry woodlands, and occurs in highly disturbed areas such as wheat fields.
This angry looking snake was spotted at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. The current blue colour on the eye suggests it is near time to shed its skin. You can just tell by looking at it that its a very mean and dangerous snake. Still however a beautiful and fascinating creature.