THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
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MULGA (KING BROWN) SNAKE
Pseudechis australis

Highly Venomous - Extremely Dangerous

MULGA (KING BROWN) SNAKE Pseudechis australis
Captive Mulga Snake Pseudechis australis at Luke's Reptile Kingdom on the Gold Coast, Qld

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Approximate Distribution of the Mulga Snake Pseudechis australis
 
Pseudechis australis
A 2.87 metre male Mulga Snake Pseudechis australis from Katherine, NT.

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Mulga Snake Pseudechis australis

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Mulga Snake Pseudechis australis

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Pseudechis australis
This Mulga Snake Pseudechis australis is a juvenile from Roxby Downs, SA

Eyre Peninsula Mulga
Mulga Snake Pseudechis australis from the Eyre Peninsula.

Mulga Snake Pseudechis australis can grow to about 2.8 Metres (9ft.) in some areas, making it one of the largest venomous snakes in Australia.

The Mulga Snake Pseudechis australis is 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 medical procedures.

LINKS OF INTEREST

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