Growing to 2m (Avg 1.8m)
Day-active snake, found wherever there are plenty of rodents, however they are most common in more rural / farmland areas. The Eastern Brown Snake is frequently found in rock walls and holes beneath concrete slabs as they seek shelter and food. These snakes can come in various shades including black, brown, grey, orange, almost red, speckled black and even banded. During a threat display, this snake will regularly raise the first third of it’s body off the ground in a ‘S’ position, before striking. After each mating season, pregnant females will give birth to a clutch of approximately 16 eggs.
SEE ALSO: MARSH SNAKE, YELLOW FACED WHIP SNAKE, BROWN TREE SNAKE
It’s important to realise that many species of snake can vary in colour, pattern and size. This often makes it very hard to make a positive identification of the snake. You should always assume that a snake is highly venomous, keep your family and pets at a safe distance and call a Gold Coast snake catcher.