‘Tiger Snake’ refers to the yellow and black cross-bands found on many of this species.
The vast majority of Tiger Snakes found in South Australia, are a dark olive brown, to black-brown, with off-white and sometimes yellow cross-bands that may vary in thickness.
Tiger Snakes are found in coastal environments, dams, drains, wetlands, and creeks. They have been found on farmland, especially where there is water and local cover. They will shelter in vegetation, disused animal burrows and scrap materials.
Feeding on a diverse diet of frogs, lizards, birds and mammals, these live bearing snakes will reach lengths of up to 2 metres.
When provoked, they will flatten their head and neck and raise themselves with the broadest aspect to their aggressor.