MULGA SNAKE FACTS
The Mulga Snake is a member of the black snake family. It is a sturdy snake with broad head. The colour is variable. Most specimens are mid-brown, some with a coppery tinge, others being quite dark. Scales can be shaded light and dark given snake a delicate pattern.
King Brown Snake
can grow to more than 2.5m
many habitats including mulga country, grasslands, heath, desert and open woodland.
mainly other reptiles - lizards and snakes, also some birds, mammals and frogs
lays 8-20 eggs in a disused burrow or beneath a log or rock. Incubation is 2-3 months. The young are left to fend for themselves.
all of Australia except the east and south coastal areas.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Mulga Snake|
Relatives in same Genus
Collett's Snake (P. colletti)
Spotted Black Snake (P. guttatus)
Red-bellied Black Snake (P. porphyriacus)