AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.
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EASTERN (MAINLAND) TIGER SNAKE
Notechis scutatus (was N. scutata)
- Includes BLACK & other TIGER SNAKES
previously Notechis ater
Highly Venomous - Extremely Dangerous
Note that there is still some disagreement about the status of the species and subspecies -
The maps below show the previously accepted names which are included as a reference to the "races" of tiger snakes,
Banded Phase from Lake George, ACT.
Baby Tiger snake.
This picture shows of an amelanistic and a hypo-melanistic tiger snake.
Photo taken at Oasis Reptile Park (now closed), Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia.
Venomous snakes do not always inject venom when biting, however due to the extremely high toxicity of the venom of this species, it is vital that first aid is performed immediately (Constrictive bandage etc) and the patient is taken immediately to hospital. Lack of symptoms may not mean that the victim has not been envenomated.
Correct and immediate treatment for this species and other dangerous snakes increase the chance of survival.
Although people are commonly bitten by dangerous snakes in Australia, the actual number of deaths is actually very low, due to antivenines and medical procedures.
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