Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Ode to the Tigersnake










The Eastern Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus) is one of Victoria's Best Known Snakes (Next to the Eastern Brown Snake- which will feature in the next post). The Tiger Snake is highly variable in both size and colour it can commonly reach sizes of over 1.5metres. The Tiger Snake feeds upon frogs, lizards birds and small mammals. Tiger snake venom contains potent presynaptic neurotoxins (toxins in venom that cause paralysis or muscle weakness). The Tiger Snake is the 4th most venemous snake in the world the most venamous snake being the Inland Tiapan closely followed by the Eastern Brown Snake (featured next post).




Despite all these amazing/daunting facts please take the time to look for the beauty in this snake as they are Gods creatures and have a very important purpouse in the world.

5 comments:

david kleinert said...

great pics Jeremy - where did you find this guy?

anshul said...

lovely shots! while scary, snakes can sure be graceful.

jelb said...

Bonsoir,
Well done shot..Nice details..Great "job"..Bravo!

Laurie said...

Wonderful photos of an impressive and fearsome creature. Is that your hand holding him??? Yikes to whoever it is! They are far braver, or crazier than I!

Tscharke Photography said...

Thanks for the comments guys, I found this guy in the park i work at, Plenty Gorge Park. Yes Laurie, its my hand holding him. Thanks again for your comments.