EASTERN BROWN SNAKE FACTS
The Eastern Brown Snake is a dangerous venomous snake. It has a slender body and is variable in colour ranging from tan to grey or dark brown. The belly is cream, yellow or pale orange with darker orange spots.
grows to about 1.5m long, although has been known to exceed 2m
lives in range of habitats from arid scrubland, grasslands to wet eucalypt forest.
small mammals and reptiles
lays 10-35 eggs.
The Eastern Brown Snake is found throughout most of the drier parts of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The eastern brown snake is the species responsible for most deaths caused by snakebite in Australia. It is aggressive and strikes if provoked, but will pass quietly if left alone. The bite is highly neurotoxic. The Eastern Brown is found in heavily populated areas including outer suburbs of cities, so is often encountered to people.
|Common Name:||Eastern Brown Snake|
Relatives in same Genus
Dugite (P. affinis)
Western Brown snake (P. nuchalis)