REPTILIAN TUESDAY # 82
We’re back to our regular schedule and we’re heading to Africa today to meet a tiger! Ok, it’s not a real tiger, because we all know that tigers live in Asia! But we are meeting a snake that looks like tiger! So let’s back up our backpacks and our pith helmets and head to the African Savanna!
MEET THE AFRICAN TIGER SNAKE!
Diet: Carnivore: lizards, rodents
Length: 3 ¼-4 ft
Conservation Status: Common
- African Tiger Snakes are nocturnal (active at night).
- They are slow moving.
- They have large eyes to help them see at night.
- African tiger snakes have vertical iris.
- African tiger snakes are yellowish-brown and orange with black blotches.
- They are venomous but their venom is not dangerous to humans.
Aren’t these snakes spectacular? They have such wonderful coloration that looks just like a tiger! If you could make a snake look like another animal what pattern would you do? Ellie would like to see a giraffe snake and Edmond wants to see a zebra snake!