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Green Tree Snake

Dendrelaphis punctulata


My very first Green Tree Snake (aka Common Tree Snake). I've never seen one before, and I think this is a rather large specimen, upwards of 6 feet in length. It has a sleek and slender body, is beautifully coloured, and a really thin whip-like tail. This species of snake is diurnal (active by day), and non-venomous.


Boondall Wetlands Reserve - Specimen located along a sandy walking track at ground level, in an area of the wetlands treed predominantly with She-oak (casuarina) and Melaleuca species, and various native grasses.


Spotted with my PN buddies Shanna Bignell and Pamela Sai. Thank you both for such a wonderful day :-)

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

We had a lovely day, and it was fun. This was my first encounter with a wild tree snake, and to see it in the open was a bonus. Shanna and Pam have seen them before, but they were as excited as me. In fact, I think more so.

Nice snake! and great capture too. It is always so fun seeing a species you have never seen before in the field. Sounds like a fun day!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

You're probably like me, Mark - looking in all the wrong places. The three of us were elated to find this fellow, and it was only by chance it was spotted... on the ground.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Great! I always look for these when I'm around there but never found them.

Neil Ross
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Neil Ross

Boondall, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Aug 30, 2014
Submitted on Aug 30, 2014

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