EASTERN BROWN SNAKE

Appearance

Range in shades of brown (pale fawn to black), and can have various patterns including speckles and bands.

An average length of 1.1 – 1.8m but can grow over 2m.

Habitat

Occupies a wide range of habitats including dry sclerophyll forests, woodlands, grasslands, scrublands and farmland.

As they mainly eat rodents it is common to find them near houses and farms.

Diet

Rodents are the main food source, but they will eat frogs, small birds, eggs and other small reptiles.

Breeding

This snake mates during spring, with the female laying 10-40 eggs in late spring to early summer. The egg nest is NOT guarded, and the young snakes are completely independent of the mother.

Predators

Known predators include feral cats and large birds of prey.

Prey

Prey on frogs, birds, small mammals and other reptiles.

Life expectancy