Frightening moment deadly tiger snake swims across stream in front of terrified hikers in Tasmania

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Frightening moment deadly tiger snake swims across stream in front of terrified hikers in Tasmania

Frightening moment a deadly tiger snake slithers off a rock and swims across a stream in front of terrified hikersHighly venomous tige

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Frightening moment a deadly tiger snake slithers off a rock and swims across a stream in front of terrified hikers

  • Highly venomous tiger snake has left hikers petrified after slithering across rock 
  • The aggressive species of serpent was spotted in Lobster Falls in Tasmania
  • Several tiger snake bites are reported every year, including a death in 2020  

A deadly tiger snake has terrified hikers after slithering across a rock and through a stream. 

The venomous viper was spotted by the bushwalkers at popular hiking spot Lobster Falls in the north of Tasmania. 

The species of reptile is notorious for being extremely aggressive and having highly toxic venom, biting multiple people every year. 

A deadly tiger snake (pictured) has terrified hikers after slithering across a rock and through a stream in front of them

A deadly tiger snake (pictured) has terrified hikers after slithering across a rock and through a stream in front of them

The venomous viper (pictured) was seen by the bushwalkers at popular hiking spot Lobster Falls in the north of Tasmania

The venomous viper (pictured) was seen by the bushwalkers at popular hiking spot Lobster Falls in the north of Tasmania

Tiger snakes are notorious for being extremely aggressive and having highly toxic venom, biting multiple Tasmanians every year. Pictured: The snake swimming away

Tiger snakes are notorious for being extremely aggressive and having highly toxic venom, biting multiple Tasmanians every year. Pictured: The snake swimming away

The snake (pictured) is almost swept away by a current, but manages to escape the water and climb up a rock

The snake (pictured) is almost swept away by a current, but manages to escape the water and climb up a rock

The video taken by Bastiaan Kleijnendorst showed the snake slowly slithering across a rock in the warm sun. 

It then leapt into the creek, flicking its tail frantically in order to resist being pulled by the gentle rapids. 

It was almost swept away by the current, but managed to escape the water and climb up a rock.

Tiger snakes are a large species often seen basking in the warm sun and found near water across southern parts of Australia. 

They will generally try and avoid conflict but in self defence the large serpent will act aggressively by pushing itself off the ground and hissing loudly.

Tiger snakes are a large species often seen basking in the warm sun and found near water sources across southern parts of Australia. Pictured: The shy tiger snake that slithered away from the hikers

Tiger snakes are a large species often seen basking in the warm sun and found near water sources across southern parts of Australia. Pictured: The shy tiger snake that slithered away from the hikers 

If provoked further, the viper will then forcefully bite the attacker, unleashing its highly toxic venom.  

A 78-year-old Tasmanian was killed by a 1.4 metre tiger on January 28 last year while mustering sheep on his quad bike.

A neighbour was forced to cut off the snake’s head as it was wrapped around farmer Winston William Fish.  

When Mr Fish was found by the neighbours, he was gripping the serpent’s face with both hands, but died days after being choppered to hospital. 

While multiple people are bitten by tiger snakes in Tasmania every year, Mr Fish was the state’s third known death since 1948 and the risk of being bitten is low.  

A Tasmanian farmer died after being bitten repeatedly by a 1.4-metre tiger snake found still wrapped around his arm when help arrived (stock)

A Tasmanian farmer died after being bitten repeatedly by a 1.4-metre tiger snake found still wrapped around his arm when help arrived (stock)

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