The tiger snake is a large, heavy-bodied species of elapid snake found in Australia. It belongs to the genus Notechis.
Tiger snakes are found throughout Australia but are most common in coastal regions. They are also found in urban areas
Tiger snakes are semiaquatic, meaning that they spend parts of their time both on land and in water. Unlike most snakes, they have webbed feet for swimming.
They can grow up to two meters long (6 ft 7in) but usually, only reach an average length of about 1 meter (3 ft 3in).
Tiger snakes come in different sizes, from small to large. They have tiger-like stripes that run along their back that may vary in darkness depending on the time of year.
When threatened, Tiger Snakes will flatten themselves out and try to appear bigger than they really are.
Tiger snakes (Notechis scutatus) are often called “red belly” snakes because they are typically brown or orange (yellow, light brown, etc.)
Hierodoncids are often called snakes in the trees because they love to burrow in them. Their venom contains a potent neurotoxin that can cause paralysis
Tiger snakes are extremely territorial. The number of eyes does not mean the snake can see far; they are nocturnal