Growing to 2m (Avg 1m)
The Eastern Tiger Snake would be considered one of the most venomous snakes we have here in Australia. These snakes however are quite uncommon across South East Queensland, and can only be found in good numbers within a few remaining areas.
Tiger snakes are generally considered diurnal, though can be found active on warm nights as they forage for food. Specimens have been found around the 2m mark, however most are generally around 1-1.5m. Tiger Snakes are best differentiated from other similar looking snakes by their broad head, thicker scales and very distinct banding. In the presence of a threat, these snakes will flatten out their neck almost like a cobra, before striking if further provoked. After each mating season, pregnant females will give birth to a live-clutch of between 11 to 109 young.
SEE ALSO: ROUGH SCALED SNAKE, EASTERN BROWN 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.