The King brown snake, otherwise known as the Mulga snake, has the widest distribution of any Australian snake.
They also have highly potent venom that can be injected in enormous quantities.
In this article, we will help you become better acquainted with the King brown and snake bite first aid.
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The King brown is the most widely distributed snake in Australia. They can be found throughout the mainland, save for the furthermost southern and south-eastern parts.
They can thrive in a wide variety of habitats, including:
In these habitats, they shelter in or under:
The Australia king brown predominantly feeds on vertebrate prey, including:
They are seemingly immune to bites from their own species and at least one of their snake prey, the Western brown (Pseudonaja nuchalis).
They may be active during the day and night, though with diminished activity at midday and from midnight to dawn.
When threatened, the King brown will thrash its head and neck from side to side and hiss loudly.
If pressed further, it will subsequently lash out and bite its victim, even hanging on and chewing to express an enormous quantity of venom.
Their venom is highly toxic and can attack nerve cells, blood cells, and muscle.
Despite their name, the King brown is a member of the black snake genus and so their bites necessitate Black Snake Antivenom.
It is important to remember, snakes will never go out of their way to attack you.
As such, the best way to avoid a snake bite is to refrain from approaching, capturing, or killing snakes at home or in the wild.
If you need a snake relocated from your property, contact a professional snake catcher.
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