Summary details for Telescopus semiannulatus semiannulatus


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Eastern Tiger Snake

Telescopus semiannulatus semiannulatus

The tiger snake is slender and orange-brown above with a series of black blotches on the body.
This snake spends the daytime under loose bark or in rocky crevices, emerging at night to hunt. Tiger snakes are semi-arboreal (tree dwelling) and mainly feed on sleeping lizards, small rodents and amphibians. They are often encountered after the rains.
Tiger snakes are mildly venomous,however the venom has no effect on man.

Eastern Tiger Snake
Eastern Tiger Snake © Photo: Francois Theart
Eastern Tiger Snake
Eastern Tiger Snake © Photo: Francois Theart