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REPTILES - VENOMOUS SNAKES

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ANIMAL FACTS - Venomous Snakes

When feeling threatened or harassed, the Colletts Black snake will arch its fore body and flatten its neck, then inflate and deflate its body, hissing loudly.

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It is really difficult to differentiate between venomous and non-venomous snakes. Many non-venomous snakes look venomous to protect themselves. There are also snake types whose teeth are placed like the teeth of non-venomous snakes although their bites can be dangerous. Out of the 2800 kind of snakes, only 270 types are venomous.

Our Sub-Species

Fierce Snake

Oxyuranus microlepidotus
Our Amazing Fierce Snake(s) are currently on display

Threat Level

Vulnerable

Vulnerable

Fierce Snake(s) Profiles

No profiles available

King Cobra

Ophiophagus hannah
Our Amazing King Cobra(s) are currently on display

Threat Level

Vulnerable

Vulnerable

King Cobra(s) Profiles

No profiles available

Black Tiger Snake

Notechis ater humphreysi
Our Amazing Black Tiger Snake(s) are currently on display

Black Tiger Snake(s) Profiles

No profiles available

Red-bellied Black Snake

Pseudechis porphyriacus
Not on display

Red-bellied Black Snake(s) Profiles

No profiles available

Taipan

Oxyuranus scutellatus
Our Amazing Taipan(s) are currently on display

Taipan(s) Profiles

No profiles available

Eastern Brown Snake

Pseudonaja textilis
Our Amazing Eastern Brown Snake(s) are currently on display

Eastern Brown Snake(s) Profiles

No profiles available

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

Crotalus adamanteus
Our Amazing Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake(s) are currently on display

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake(s) Profiles

No profiles available