The King Island Tiger Snake has black or very dark brown head and body, sometimes with lighter cross bands. Belly light to dark grey.
Dry rocky areas, marshland and coastal dune grassland. Lives in drier habitats than common tiger snakes.
Feeds on mutton bird chicks. It also eats frogs, small mammals, fish and other reptiles.
Females usually give birth to 20 - 30 live young
The King Island Tiger Snake is found only on Bass Strait islands of Tasmania (King Island and nearby islands).
Highly venomous - one of Australia's most dangerous.
|Common Name:||King Island Tiger Snake|
Relatives in same Genus
Black Tiger Snake (N. ater)
Chappell Island Tiger Snake (N. ater serventyi)
Eastern Tiger Snake (N. scutatus)