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tiger snake, noun phrase

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So called because its stripes are reminiscent of those on a tiger: see quotation 1974.
The slightly venomous colubrid snake Telescopus semiannulatus semiannulatus; also with defining word, eastern tiger snake.
1910 F.W. Fitzsimons Snakes of Sn Afr. 54Tiger Snake, Average length 2 feet to 2 feet 6 inches.
1988 B. Branch Field Guide to Snakes & other Reptiles of Sn Afr. 86Eastern Tiger Snake, Telescopus semiannulatus...When first encountered, they will strike readily and often.
The slightly venomous colubrid snake Telescopus semiannulatus semiannulatus; also with defining word, eastern tiger snake.

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