RED BELLY BLACK SNAKE

DESCRIPTION

The Red Belly Black snake lives in Australia. It is cold blooded . If prey is around when it is heating its body up it does not attack. The food that it eats is frogs, lizards, birds and snakes - including its own species. The Red Belly Black snake has a glossy black back and a pinkish red belly. It can kill a human but not that often. Most of the time you can not see the Red Belly Black snake because it's on the ground and is not moving.

FOOD CHAIN

The food chain goes from grass to grass hopper, frog, Red Belly Black snake then bird of prey.

LIFE CYCLE

The life cycle goes from the eggs laid by the female Red Belly Black snake. They then hatch into little Red Belly Black snakes. After 2-3 years they grow into adults.

HABITAT

Red Belly Black snakes usually live near streams, rivers, creeks, swamps, and other wet land areas. They may wander into well vegetated gardens close to water courses.

BIOLOGICAL RELATIONSHIPS

Red Belly Black snakes are a bit aggressive, that's why eat their own species. They are a part of the predator-prey relationship.

BIOME

Wet land areas in Australia.

INTERESTING FACTS

Scientists are able to follow snakes by offering them a mouse that contains a miniature transmitter, so researchers can follow every move they make.

SHELTER

Red Belly Black snakes are usually on the ground or in hollow logs from trees that have fallen down. They move around to different places.

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