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WESTERN TIGER SNAKE
Notechis scutatus occidentalis

Highly Venomous - Extremely Dangerous

Usually grows to approximately 4 to 5 ft (120 to 150 cm)

Western Tiger Snake Notechis scutatus occidentalis
Captive Western Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus occidentalis)


Approximate distribution of the Western Tiger Snake Notechis scutatus occidentalis
Approximate distribution of the Western Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus occidentalis
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Note that there is still some uncertainty about the status of the species and subspecies of Tiger snakes

Western Tiger Snake Notechis scutatus occidentalis
Captive Western Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus occidentalis)

Western Tiger Snake Notechis scutatus occidentalis
Captive Western Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus occidentalis)


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 as fast as possible to hospital. Lack of symptoms may not mean that the victim has not been envenomated.

Correct and immediate first aid and treatment for this species and other dangerous snakes increases 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.

Click here to see photos of subspecies, races and phases of Tiger Snakes (Notechis scutatus) at flickr

Click here to see photos of subspecies, races and phases of Tiger Snakes ( Notechis scutatus ) at Flickr


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Notechis scutatus occidentalis  Glauert, 1948
Atlas of Living Australia


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