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Tiger Snake

Notechis scutatus

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TriciaStewart
TriciaStewart 9 years ago

Damn autocorrect. *best = nest

TriciaStewart
TriciaStewart 9 years ago

If I had a best full of babies I'd probably fight to the death too =o)
Especially if most humans you come across would try kill you.
They get an unfair rap I reckon.
This one was a beauty

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

At least this one is tigerish colours. They come in pale, almost no bands at all, straight black, etc. Good spotting.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

They might be seasonally aggressive. I've seen mother with a nest of babies willing to defend to the death against anything within 20 metres.

TriciaStewart
TriciaStewart 9 years ago

Quite common. Very poisonous (top 5 in world I think), but despite popular belief - not that aggressive (in my experience that is(
I walked right up to this fella and he had no issue letting me take a pic. Just kept a wary eye on me.
I see a few in my line of work and this one was probably one of the best examples of their 'tiger-like' markings. Good, big size too. ~1m

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Is it common? poisonous? Is there a story?

TriciaStewart
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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 13, 2011
Submitted on Mar 22, 2012

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