AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.
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COMMON TREE SNAKE
GREEN, GOLDEN & BLUE TREE SNAKE'S
Dendrelaphis punctulatus (= punctulata)
Harmless - (not venomous)
The Green tree snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus above was found in Worongary on the Gold Coast Qld.
Notice how it is flattening its neck vertically to make itself look larger. Also look at the colour of the skin which is exposed between the scales
Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus from Boondall Wetlands Brisbane
A close-up of the head of a Golden Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus from Darwin.
A juvenile Golden Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus from Darwin.
A Green Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus from Queensland.
This species is commonly encountered and very variable in colour.
Wild snakes may emit a pungent smell when handled.
This photo and the one below show is how I found a Green Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus in the Brisbane area
- the snake was totally motionless and I was not sure whether it was alive!
The snake was checked and appeared to be alright,.... it was released immediately released in the same spot and photographed again below.
Common Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus at the Canberra Reptile Zoo
Note that Dendrelaphis punctulatus striolatus (The Palau Tree Snake) from South East Asia has been elevated to a full species Dendrelaphis striolatus - that species is not found in Australia
Updated September 13, 2018