(Click on the name of the Species below to get more information about them)

Australia is truly the land of the reptile, with over 200 snake and over 700 lizard species. This amazing diversity, while stunning in it’s own right, can lead to difficulties in correctly identifying snakes, especially since we rarely catch more than a glimpse of tail disappearing into cover. If you’re unsure of a species of snake you’ve seen feel free to contact our staff and inquire or send in pictures. We urge, however, you don’t approach unidentified snakes unless with a competent professional. For a more comprehensive list follow this link to the Australian Reptile Online Database.

Below are some of the common species encountered around Brisbane and south east Queensland, as well as a few rarer species.

Eastern Brown Snake, Pseudonaja textilis
Red Bellied Black Snake, Pseudechis porphyriacus
Coastal Carpet Python, Morelia spilota mcdowelli.
Common Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis punctulatus)
Yellow-faced Whip Snake - Demansia psammophis
Brown Tree Snake, Boiga irregularis
Eastern Small Eyed Snake, Cryptophis nigrescens.
Golden Crowned Snake, Cacophis squamulosus
White Crowned Snake, Cacophis harriettae
Southern Dwarf Crowned Snake, Cacophis krefftii
Freshwater Snake/Keelback, Tropidonophis mairii.
Rough Scaled Snake, Tropidechis carinatus.
Coastal Taipan (Oxyuranus Scutellatus)
Bandy Bandy, Vermicella annulata
Common Death Adder (Acanthophis antarcticus)
Stephen’s Banded Snake (Hoplocephalus stephensii)
Spotted Python (Antaresia maculosa)
Blind Snakes (Anilios spp.)