Tiger snake

species of reptile

Not to be confused with the tiger keelback snake

Tiger snake coiled up in the grass
Tiger snake
Tiger snake slithering

Notechis scutatus, also commonly known as the tiger snake, is a venomous species of snake inhabiting Australia and its coastal islands, Tasmania included.


Tiger snakes generally situate themselves near a source of water, such as a creek or wetland. They live from Western Australia to South Australia, and also in its coastal islands, such as Tasmania.


It eats mainly frogs and tadpoles, but also small rodents, bats, insects, lizards, fish, birds, and they might also eat each other.

Venom and danger levelsEdit

Tiger snake venom has myotixons, coagulants, haemolysins, and neurotoxins, all of which are dangerous to people.