AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers 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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MULGA (KING BROWN) SNAKE
Highly Venomous - Extremely Dangerous
A 2.87 metre male from Katherine, NT.
This specimen is a juvenile from Roxby Downs, SA
Mulga snake from the Eyre Peninsula.
The Mulga Snake can grow to about 2.8 Metres (9ft.) in some areas, making it one of the largest venomous snakes in Australia.
The Mulga Snake a closer relative to Black Snakes being in the Genus Pseudechis rather than Brown snakes which are in the genus Pseudonaja
Venomous snakes do not always inject venom when biting, those bites are called dry bites, 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 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
Last updated June 29, 2018