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Rough-Scaled Snake

(Tropadechis Carinatus)


Identification: Olive Green to dark brown dorsal colour usually with dark cross bands. Straight jawline, grows to just shy of 1 metre.


Habitat: Wet forested country and in and around creek and river systems.


Diet: Amphibians, small reptiles and mammals.


Reproduction: Births live young with varying litter sizes.


Danger: Venom is highly neurotoxic and causes severe muscle and can affect blood clotting often leading to long hospitalisations. Regarded as extremely dangerous.


Behaviour: Easily agitated and will bite often suddenly and without hesitation. Its arboreal nature means it is not often seen. 

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