The previous article with 9 tips to avoid a snake bite while hiking drew a couple of interesting responses and images from our readers about their encounters with Tiger Snakes.
The first comes via Adam Holbrook a Tasmanian Wilderness Photographer.
Adam recalls the day:
Have seen plenty of Tiger snakes here in Tassie, none bigger than this one…
This photo was taken after I had backed away a number of paces, it totally spun me out, I wasn’t watching the track in front of me.
The next one is from Steve in Queensland. It teaches us a lesson that snakes are not always on the ground…..
Several weeks ago our group did a good walk up in Lamington NP to a place called Ratatat on the Queensland / N.S.W. border . At a lookout called Echo Point there is a great viewing point to Mt Warning and the N.S.W. North Coast from approx 1000m.
The lookout is on a cliff edge where you have to push out through the banksia bushes and other low lying brush . Usually the snakes take advantage of the sunny spots and we are all looking at the sunny spots on the ground for the red belly blacks and Tigers but as we pushed through the underbrush we nearly did not spot this Tiger in the tree .
Lucky as it was waiting for birds at our shoulder heights . The mind boggles if we had not seen it
Those of you with a good eye for detail will notice the different colour and markings of these Tiger snakes.
The Tasmanian ones are generally very dark (we think to increase absorption of sunlight in the colder weather) The Queensland one is more the “classic” tiger look with distinct stripes, possible to blend into it’s environment.
Many thank to Adam and Steve for sharing these great pics!
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