According to the Australian Venom Research Unit eastern brown snakes are the second most venomous snakes in the world. They are found throughout eastern Australia from Queensland to Victoria.
Eastern brown snakes are often found in urban areas and their bites can be particularly dangerous to children and pets. They are attracted to areas with high rodent populations and will often enter homes and yards in search of food.
If you or someone you know has been bitten by an eastern brown snake it is important to seek medical attention immediately. The venom of these snakes can cause paralysis and death within hours.
There are many ways to prevent eastern brown snakes from entering your property including keeping your yard free of debris eliminating food sources like rodents and sealing any gaps or openings in your home. If you live in an area with high snake populations it is also important to be aware of your surroundings and avoid hiking or walking in areas known to be inhabited by these snakes.
What is the scientific name for the eastern brown snake?
Where does the eastern brown snake come from?
What kind of snake is the eastern brown snake?
A venomous snake
What is the eastern brown snake’s venom ranked on the Mohave scale?
What is the eastern brown snake’s venom ranked on the LD50 scale?
What does the eastern brown snake eat?
Small mammals such as rodents and lizards
How big is an adult eastern brown snake?
Up to 2 meters long
How long does the average eastern brown snake live?
Around 10 years
What is the eastern brown snake’s mating season?
How many eggs does the average female eastern brown snake lay?
What is the eastern brown snake’s predators?
Birds of prey such as eagles and other snakes
What is the eastern brown snake’s habitat?
Woodland scrubland and grassland
Is the eastern brown snake endangered?
How many humans does the eastern brown snake kill each year?
What is the eastern brown snake’s venom used for?