Eastern Brown Snake

Eastern Brown Snake, the second most venomous snake of the world

Where to find:

The Eastern Brown Snake is an inhabitant of Australia and Papua New Guinea. His areal is limited to these two lands.


It is easiest to say where they don’t lives. They don’t like to live in wet environments. This snake inhabits all the other habitat. Unfortunately, they want to live even close the towns. And often it is possible to find the Taipan shut the farms.


The average length of the Eastern Brown Snake is between 1.5 to 1.8 meters.


The venom of Eastern Brown Snake is the second more toxic of the world. The LD50 index is 0.036. This meaning that 50% of caviar will die just with the administration of 0.0365 mg/ kg.
Only the Inland Taipan’s venom result more toxic with an LD50 index of 0.025 mg/kg.

This snake love hunting prevalently rodents, anyway he can hunt and eat even most essential prayers. His diet is the main reason for his presence close the towns and cities — rodents like rat love to stay close humans settlements, where they find natural food into the trash.

Eastern Brown Snake is not very aggressive, and contrarily to that, you can think, this fact makes him more dangerous. As a matter of fact to be taken by a surprise move the snake to attack for defense.
It is not a welcome surprise. The 50 percent of the bit by Eastern Brown Snake die.
He is the main reason of death by snacks bites in Australia. Although it is the second venomous snake in Australia, the first is the Inland Taipan; he is responsible for many people died.

Major risk:

In conclusion, this snake is  Least Concern in the Red List Iucn page. The population is stable even if sometimes humans kill him when he invades his territories.

In the following video, you can see an Eastern Brown Snake refugee in a house. You can see how much is a danger situation. Please don’t imitate the hunter. You need to be a very expert in the snake to manipulate a poisonous snake.

Scientific Name: Pseudonaja textile
English name: Eastern Brown Snake
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Elapidae
Link to Red List page: IUCN Red List Page of Eastern Brown Snake

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