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  Collett's Snake (Pseudechis colletti)





Collett's Snake | Pseudechis colletti photo
Collett's Snake photographed at Australia Zoo.

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.



COLLETT'S SNAKE FACTS

Description
Collett's Snake is a strikingly marked snake with patches of bright orange amongst darker bluish-black areas

Size
1.5m -2m

Habitat
flood plains, open scrubland and flood channels

Food
mammals, lizards, snakes and frogs.

Breeding
Lays about 10-18 off-white eggs that hatch after around 10 weeks. Hatchlings have bright orange-red and dark brown markings.

Range
remote areas of inland Queensland

Notes
highly venomous but not aggressive.



Classification
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata (Serpentes)
Family:Elapidae
Genus:Pseudechis
Species:colletti
Common Name:Collett's Snake

Relatives in same Genus
  Mulga Snake (P. australis)
  Spotted Black Snake (P. guttatus)
  Red-bellied Black Snake (P. porphyriacus)