Common Tiger Snake (eastern form)
Many thousands of Tiger Snakes were slaughtered in the 19th and early 20th centuries for their skins and to remove them from prime grazing country. Their numbers continued to decline as swamps and waterways were drained and diverted, destroying the habitat of the snake’s main food – frogs. Fortunately, Tiger Snakes produce large litters of 20 to 30 young per season.
Distribution: south-eastern Australia
Conservation status: Least Concern
Evolutionary distinctiveness: not assessed