Australian Copperheads are highly venomous Poisonous
Snakes native to the temperate territories of southern and eastern
Australia. Well adapted to cooler climates, they are the
only Australian snake found above the snowline. These snakes
prefer fertile wetland and swamp habitat and are known
to congregate in large numbers when conditions are optimal.
Excellent swimmers, Australian Copperheads are very much
at home in river, swamp and marshland habitats. They tend
to gather where prey is plentiful and a major part of their
diet is frogs and tadpoles. As generalized carnivorous
hunters and they will eat any suitable sized prey - including
one another and even their own young!
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