Friday, October 21, 2011

Tiger Snake

The Tiger Snake is on our most deadly list. The Tiger snake is between 1 to 2 meters in length. Its color can vary greatly from gray to brown to almost black with light yellow bands around its body. Some tiger snakes though, have no bands.

This is a shy snake which can easily be avoided by making lots of noise when you walk. They move away from danger. It’s a very venomous snake, and it will give a dangerous bite if trapped or mad. This snake has live babies, up to around 30 at a time! They are mostly born in the summer.

The diet of the tiger snake includes frogs, lizards, baby birds, and mice. This snake is becoming rarer because of several factors: the draining of the swamps for farming, the decline in the frog population (also due to the draining of the swamps), and the appearance of other snakes as the swamp land disappears. The new snakes tend to eat up all of the food that would normally be eaten by the tiger snake.

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