(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.