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Snakes in Melbourne

There are many different types of common snakes in Melbourne, Australia. In this article, we will take a look at some of the most common species that you may encounter. If you're planning on traveling to Melbourne or live in the area, it's important to be aware of these slithering creatures and know how to deal with them if necessary. Keep reading for more information about snakes in Melbourne.

What Kinds of Snakes in Melbourne Can Be Spotted?

Melbourne is home to an array of fascinating wildlife - including seven species:

  • Tiger Snake, 
  • Lowland Copperhead, 
  • White-lipped Snake, 
  • Red Bellied Black Snake, 
  • Small-eyed Snake, 
  • Little Whip Snake, 
  • and Eastern Brown Snake. 

While it may be daunting coming across a reptile in the wild, it's important to remember that for most species encountered there is a minimal threat posed. Being aware of which snakes can be seen in Melbourne - and understanding the difference between venomous and non-venomous species - will help keep residents safe.

Are the Snakes in Melbourne Poisonous?

Melbourne is home to several venomous reptiles, such as the Eastern Brown, Tiger Snake Melbourne, Lowland Copperhead Snake Melbourne, and Small-Eyed Snake, but this doesn't necessarily mean that they are deadly. Deaths from their bites have been reported over the years, however, it is important to note that there hasn't been a single fatality attributed to the bites of Red-Bellied Snakes, Little Whip Snakes, or White-lipped Snakes. In addition, the bite of the Red-Bellied Snake can cause a human to lose their sense of smell even though they are not potentially lethal.

Though Australians may think they are more likely to be killed by a snake bite than anything else, statistically this is not the case. In fact, authorities report that between 2000 and 2016 only 23 of the 35 deaths were caused by Brown Snakes Melbourne bites. This should come as some comfort for those who live with a fear of snakes in Australia, knowing that the likelihood of death from such an animal is very minute.

Red Bellied Black Snake

The Most Dangerous Melbourne Snake

Melbourne is home to many dangerous snakes, but none more so than the Eastern Brown Snake. Killings by snakebite are relatively rare in Australia, but when they do occur it is normally due to the venom of the Eastern Brown Snake. It's known for being highly aggressive and fast-moving, making it dangerous even if it is not provoked.

Its venom contains powerful neurotoxins that target the lungs, heart, and diaphragm, causing paralysis in these vital organs and leading to suffocation if left untreated. Given its deadly power, it's important to be aware of warning signs in the region for this species such as its distinct coloration and triangular head shape - both of which make it unmistakable.

What Suburbs are Home to Snakes in Melbourne Australia?

Snakes in and around Melbourne, Australia are a common sight throughout the year. With several known habitats in the area, many suburbs are home to snakes you may spot while out walking. The most common ones you can find near Melbourne can be found in Werribee, Truganina, Point Cook, Maribyrnong Valley, Yarra River Valley, the Dandenongs and up to Frankston on the Mornington Peninsula. Most of these areas are lush and provide plenty of space for snakes to hide and remain undetected by humans. Fortunately, most species of snakes in Melbourne aren't dangerous for people so if you do spot one don't be alarmed but admire it from a safe distance.

Conclusion

If you see a snake in the wild, it's best to leave it alone. Many of the reptiles in Melbourne are not venomous, but there are a few venomous snakes melbourne provide a home to that can pose a threat to humans. If you're ever unsure about a snake, it's safest to call a professional who can remove it safely from your property. 

FAQ

Yes, in fact it is a Copperhead Snake Australia Location. There are actually seven types of snakes that can be found in and around Melbourne. The most common species include the Tiger Snake and Lowland Copperhead while the least common is Eastern Brown Snake which is Australia’s second deadliest snake.

Yes, there are poisonous snakes in Melbourne. In fact, the Eastern Brown Snake is one of the most venomous species in the world and is found throughout eastern Australia - including around metropolitan areas in and around Melbourne.

Melbourne is home to seven species: the Tiger Snake, Lowland Copperhead, White-lipped Snake, Red Bellied Black Snake, Small-eyed Snake, Little Whip Snake, and Eastern Brown Snake. Each of these species can be found in different areas throughout the city but are unique in their appearance and behavior.

The presence of snakes in Melbourne is a mixed bag - you may spot a reptile from time to time, but it's not overly common. Unfortunately we are see an increase, with many reported sightings along waterways, including in the inner suburbs along the Yarra.

Yes, there are sea snakes in Melbourne. While most sea snakes are found in northern Australia, a few species also inhabit waters off the coast of Victoria and Tasmania.

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