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TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

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CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine


(MILDLY VENOMOUS - more information below)


BROWN TREE SNAKE
(Night Tiger or Doll's Eye Snake)

Boiga irregularis
(also may be referred to as Boiga fusca or fuscus)

"Rear Fanged" and mildly venomous but usually considered harmless.
Young children bitten and/or people bitten by very large Brown Tree snakes should seek medical treatment as a precaution. Note that the Brown tree Snakes which originated from New Guinea may grow much larger than Australian specimens.


Night Tiger form of Brown Tree Snake photographed at Caversham Wildlife Park, Perth,WA




BROWN TREE SNAKE - Night tiger - Boiga irregularis
Australian Brown Tree Snake Boiga irregularis - this typical form found along much of the East coast of Australia
 
 BROWN TREE SNAKE - Night tiger - Boiga irregularis  Distribution map

BROWN TREE SNAKE - Night tiger - Boiga irregularis
Strongly banded Brown tree snakes Boiga irregularis 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.


BROWN TREE SNAKE - Night tiger - Boiga irregularis


Photographer details lost ?
The Brown tree snake Boiga irregularis above is from Cape Tribulation National Park, Qld.

Brown tree snake Boiga irregularis (Captive snake)
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 Boiga irregularis 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.

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