Eastern Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis)

The Eastern Brown is an extremely venomous land snake which is highly populated within the Western Brisbane, Bayside and Logan suburbs. The Eastern brown is the second most toxic terrestrial snake on the planet! They are cause of most snake bite related deaths within australia.


They can vary in colour greatly, for instance they have been sighted as brown,black,grey and some times are reddish or olive green. Some of them also have striping and spotting on there scales, contrary to popular belief they do not have to be brown. The average length for an adult is around 1.1 - 1.8 meters some specimens have reached length of well over 2 m, generally they are a fairly slender snake. Size however is irrelavant a hatchling Eastern brown has the potential to kill just as much as a fully grown adult.

Habitat & Distribution

As the name implies they are found along the east coast of australia from the tip at cape york following all the way down towards South Australia. However they can be found more inland as well not just on the coastline.


Primarily there food source consist of rodents also small bird, frogs and eggs.

Common or Eastern Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis) - YouTube

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