SNAKE IDENTIFICATION


(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. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Red Bellied Black Snake, Pseudechis porphyriacus. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Common Tree Snake, Dendrelaphis punctulata. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Coastal Carpet Python, Morelia spilota mcdowelli. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Yellow-faced Whip Snake, Demansia psammophis. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Eastern Small Eyed Snake, Cryptophis nigrescens. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Marsh Snake, Hemiaspis signata. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Brown Tree Snake, Boiga irregularis. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Southern Dwarf Crowned Snake, Cacophis krefftii - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Golden Crowned Snake, Cacophis squamulosus. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



White Crowned Snake, Cacophis harriettae. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Bandy Bandy, Vermicella annulata. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Freshwater Snake/Keelback, Tropidonophis mairii. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Rough Scaled Snake, Tropidechis carinatus. - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Coastal Taipan (Oxyuranus Scutellatus). - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Blind Snakes (Anilios spp.) - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Common Death Adder (Acanthophis antarcticus) - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Stephen’s Banded Snake (Hoplocephalus stephensii) - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO



Spotted Python (Antaresia maculosa) - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO