In our previous article on Coastal Taipan facts we learned about the looks and anatomy of this snake. We also learned about its distribution, habitat and feeding habits. However, that wasn’t the whole of it. We will go through another list of 30 Coastal Taipan facts and this time, we will learn about a few more things like the snake’s behavior, how it reproduces and the natural threats it faces out there in the wild! So, if you are ready, let us find out 30 more interesting Coastal Taipan facts…
Interesting Coastal Taipan Facts: 1-10
1. Usually, the Coastal Taipan is a diurnal snake. The best times to spot this snake are early morning and mid-morning.
2. Though Coastal Taipans are diurnal, they may come out and become active during the nights provided the weather conditions are pretty hot.
3. In our previous article we mentioned that these snakes change color with changes in seasons. In captivity, it was found that during the summer months, the snakes assume a bright coppery color while during the winter months, the color changes to dull brown.
4. Experts believe that the color change is more of a weather-based adaptation because dull brown is darker and it helps to keep the snake warmer during colder months by absorbing more heat.
5. Similarly, bright coppery color during the summer months help the snakes to stay cooler by not absorbing too much of heat.
6. However, this color changing behavior is not present among the juveniles. It is present only in the adult snakes.
7. Coastal Taipans are terrestrial snakes. They do prefer wetter places for spending their life but that does not mean they spend time in water. They stay on ground.
8. Experts who have studied the Coastal Taipans say that the females carry oviducal eggs starting late August till mid-November.
9. It has also been found that the gravid females bask in corn field windrows for two months – August and September.
10. Studies in captive conditions reveal that the mating activities reach peak during early spring and late winter. However, these snakes can actually mate throughout the year.