Wednesday, 8 August 2012

black tiger snake

They have

 to be dark in colour due to the extreme cold that they must tolerate throughout most of the year in Tasmania. Being black allows the Black Tiger Snake to absorb heat more readily—a necessity for any reptile living in such unbearably cold environments. It also means that they are absolutely spectacular to see and even tougher to spot in the scrub.A Black Tiger Snake’s diet consists of frogs, small mammals, lizards and other snakes. On small offshore islands where Shearwater (seabird) colonies exist, adult Black Tiger Snakes will seasonally gorge feed on chicks to build fat reserves for the rest of the year.

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