Red-bellied Black Snake

Red-bellied Black Snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus)


The Red-bellied Black Snake’s head is barely distinguishable from the body as there is no obvious constricted neck area. This snake is dangerously venomous but bites are rare because it is usually a placid and fairly docile snake, preferring to enact a lengthy bluff display with flattened neck and deep hisses, rather than bite.
The Red-bellied Black Snake specializes in eating frogs but they will also eat lizards, mammals, birds and occasionally fish.