AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering 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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BROWN TREE SNAKE
(Night Tiger or Doll's Eye Snake)
(also may be referred to as Boiga fusca or fuscus)
"Rear Fanged" and mildly venomous but considered harmless.
Strongly banded Brown tree snakes are usually called Night Tigers
and the scientific name of Boiga fusca (or fuscus) has been used for this form in the past. They occur in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland.
Specimen above is from Cape Tribulation National Park, Qld.
This species used to be very common in the pet trade prior to protection when they were wild caught.
However they are harder to get now and are much more valuable.
Introduced Brown tree snakes have become a serious pest
on the island of Guam,
however in Australia they are only a problem to some people that have "pet" birds,
which may get eaten by this species.
They often get trapped in the cage because they are usually too fat to escape after their meal.
Updated June 5, 2017