Lowland Copperhead

Austrelaps superbus

Summary

Body light grey to red-brown, pale white-yellow to pink-orange underneath. Lips with faint vertical stripes. Lowland Copperheads feed on frogs, lizards and small mammals. Females give birth to up to 30 live young in mid to late summer.

Venomous:Dangerously venomous and bite can be fatal


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Habitat

Damp habitats, such as near streams or swamps

Distribution

South-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania

Size

Can grow to around 1.7m

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