Tiger snakes

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  1. cheekabee

    cheekabee Well-Known Member

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    Just found this tiger snake today and reminded me of the variety of tiger snake colours patterns you can encounter even in the same locality. These are just a few tigers I have found in the Melbourne region, Please post any pics of tigers that you have come across anywhere in Australia. I'd love to see the diversity of tiger snakes that exist.
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    Eastern tiger snake by Melbourne herping, on Flickr
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    Eastern tiger snake(Notechis scutatus) by Melbourne herping, on Flickr
     
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    cheekabee Well-Known Member

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    Oh and feel free to post any tigers that are captive aswell
     
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    There's a cracker of an all gold specimen in one if the reptile parks in wa. Similar to your first pic as it has no markings.
     
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    Mmmmmm do you have a pic
     
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    heres my first one i ever had
     

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    Cheekabee, that second lone looks very much like the one we saw down at the Plenty River, Greensborough. We saw the same one three days in a row in or around the same spot.

    U don't happen to go herping around there do u??
     
  7. Snowman

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    Not of my own. So can't post on here. Pm me your email address and I'll send you someone else's pic of it.
     
  8. A couple of young Mt Gambiers. First are female, second, male. See Ssssnakeman or Getarealdog for Tiger pics:)!

    Please note; some pics depict freehandling of elapids which is an unsafe practice should not be encouraged.
     

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    nice IV! I must say, I really love the tigers. They are amazing snakes and one of my favs.
     
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    Hey, Snowy, is this the one? Banded south-west tiger coiled with an unbanded golden one.


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    That's the exact specimen. Jordan had a pic up of it at some stage too. Beautiful animal.
     
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    Wow nice tigers IV again so much of a variety in patterns and colouration.
    Here is a pic I found on the net of an albino tiger, you guys probably already know of it, its not mine but I thought I would add it to this thread.
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    The snake in that very first pic is a real gem Cheekabee! Judging by the body language of the snakes in your pics it looks like you might have given them a bit of a helping hand with posing for their photo shoots, quite literally :)

    I've uploaded well over a hundred videos of Tiger Snakes to YouTube, all filmed at various spots in Melbourne's Eastern Suburbs. Even in a relatively small area they can be quite variable. In this area most snakes are fairly strongly banded. Double banded ones are uncommon, but they're around. I've found that colouration is a really bad way to distinguish between individuals since even a single snake can look surprisingly different when seen from different angles and in different lighting.

    Here are four quite different looking Tigers I've come across:

    TIGER SNAKE climbing a tree stump - YouTube


    Very Pale TIGER SNAKE - YouTube


    BLACK TIGER SNAKE in Melbourne - YouTube


    Ranga TIGER SNAKE (Part 1) - YouTube


    Cheers,
    Tim
     
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    Really cool videos Tim, I've seen a few of your videos before but that 2nd is such a nice one cant get over it never seen one like that before in Melbourne. Yeah that first one in my post was nice one and did have to give it a hand positioning it, did have a couple goes at me but was well behaved. Here's another one of the same one.
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    Eastern tiger snake(Notechis scutatus) by Melbourne herping, on Flickr
     
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    Little black beast

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    SA tiger relocated
     

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