If you are unlikely to want to see these images, please come back to my Blog tomorrow.
Tonight I received a call from a good friend saying that they had discovered a Tiger Snake inside their lounge room tonight, and that, naturally, the Snake had been killed.
Now I know not everybody will agree with this action, but even I, as a naturalist, can understand why a family with three kids in the house (2 visiting city kids) and 4 adults (2 city folks) and 3 dogs would take abrupt and decisive action to remove a venomous snake from within the house.
My position is that, regardless of whether or not everyone agrees, I can understand why this action was taken. But given that my involvement was "ex post facto", I might as well try to show something about how to identify a real Tiger Snake.
Hence this post.
This Tiger Snake was reasonably thin, but it was 90 cm long.
I have seen much thicker Tiger Snakes, but not many in Robertson.
To see the details of these images better, please click on each image, to enlarge it.
|Fine markings (banding) of this Tiger Snake|
|Mouth open showing tongue.|
|Scale pattern on top of head|
|Upside down view of snake's mouth.|
The fangs are just visible
protruding from the tissues of the roof of the mouth.
The tip of the tongue is also just protruding
from lower jaw.