The Tiger snake is a venomous species that is located in Australia, primarily in the southern areas. It is also found in Tasmania and the coastal islands of Australia. The Tiger snake comes in a variety of colors, depending on their region of location. They are all classified under the genus Notechis as well as further subdivisions of Notechis.
The Tiger snake is part of the family Elapidae and is restricted primarily to tropical regions near Australia. This species is a large group of various populations with much differences in color and size. There are also color variations according to the season.
The Tiger snake can be up to 7 ft (2.1 meters) in length. Its pattern consists of darker bands that contrast or are indistinct and are anywhere from pale to dark in color. Colors include yellow, olive, jet back, or orange brown. Usually, the underside of the snake is lighter in color and orange or yellow. The Tiger snake makes use of its venom to kill its prey and if it feels threatened, it will bite an aggressor, usually as a last resort. If a human is bit by a Tiger snake, it can be fatal potentially. This species of snake can tolerate low temperatures although ti is usually more active on nights that are warmer.
Tiger snakes do not lay eggs. They give birth to live young, usually between 12 - 40. This species is not usually aggressive and will usually try to get away when danger ensues. If they are threaten, they will flatten out their neck and raise their body off the ground in a threatening and intimidating manner.
Depending on where the Tiger Snake lives, there is a wide disparity of characteristics in this species. These snakes are also classified according to the island or region where they live. If you are trying to identify the Tiger snake, you should remember that the color is not a very reliable method of identifying them. That is because there is a large number of acceptable colors for this species. The best way to identify the Tiger snake is with a scale count or venom test kit.