Eastern Brown Snake Facts!

Eastern Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis) by Matt, (CC BY 2.0)

Eastern Brown Snake Facts!

Eastern Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis) by Matt, (CC BY 2.0)

The eastern brown snake is a species belonging to the genus Pseudonaja, and is sometimes also referred to as the common brown snake. It is generally an orange-brown color, but other colors varying from light to dark brown to almost black are also found. It may measure more than 6.6 feet (2 meters) long but is mostly 3.6 to 5.9 feet (1.1 to 1.8 meters). The eastern brown snake can be found in Australia and is responsible for most of the deaths there that are caused by snake bites. The venom of the eastern brown snake is rated as the second most venomous of all land snakes.


Pseudonaja textilis VS Tiliqua scincoides scincoides. Image credit: Matt, (CC BY 2.0)

The brown snake is active during the day. Small mammals, birds, small lizards and even other snakes become its prey. Despite their deathly reputations, they actually perform a useful task for the farmers — rodent pest control.

It is very fast and also very aggressive. When provoked it will hold its neck high, taking an upright S-shaped stance. However, when confronted by humans, it would rather flee than fight. If cornered, then as a last resort it will attack.

Eastern Brown Snakes are featured in the following books:
25 Awesome Snakes
25 Most Poisonous Animals in the World

The YouTube video playlist below contains videos about Eastern Brown Snakes. Details of the videos featured are underneath.

The Playlist:

  1. Deadly Australians: The Eastern Brown Snake by wildvisuals
  2. Eastern Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis) by pseudechis
  3. Sydney Snake Catcher Death adder, Tiger snake, Eastern brown snake by ssssnakeman



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