The Chappell Island Tiger Snake is the largest tiger snake and has a blunt head and robust body. The body is olive-brown to almost black, sometimes with lighter cross bands. The underside is lighter in colour. Juveniles are banded. Some authors consider this snake to be a form of Notechis scutatus.
Feed on mutton bird chicks. Also frogs, small mammals.
Females usually give birth to 20 - 30 live young
Although this snake is named after Chappell Island it is found on most of the islands of the Furneaux group of islands on the eastern side of Bass Strait . The two major islands are Flinders Island and Cape Barron Island.
Highly venomous - one of Australia's most dangerous.
|Common Name:||Chappell Island Tiger Snake|
Relatives in same Genus
Black Tiger Snake (N. ater)
King Island Tiger Snake (N. ater humphreysi)
Eastern Tiger Snake (N. scutatus)