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(NOT VENOMOUS)


COMMON TREE SNAKE
or

GREEN, GOLDEN & BLUE TREE SNAKE'S
Dendrelaphis punctulatus (= punctulata)

COMMON TREE SNAKE Dendrelaphis punctalata (or D. punctulatus)
The Green tree snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus above was found in Worongary on the Gold Coast Qld.
Notice how it is flattening its neck vertically to make itself look larger. Also look at the colour of the skin which is exposed between the scales

Distribution map - COMMON TREE SNAKE Dendrelaphis punctalata (or D. punctulatus)


COMMON TREE SNAKE Dendrelaphis punctalata (or D. punctulatus)
Sub-Adult Green Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus from Boondall Wetlands Brisbane

 


COMMON TREE SNAKE Dendrelaphis punctulata 
A close-up of the head of a Golden Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus from Darwin.


 

COMMON TREE SNAKE Dendrelaphis punctalata (or D. punctulatus)
A juvenile Golden Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus from Darwin.

COMMON TREE SNAKE Dendrelaphis punctalata (or D. punctulatus)
A Green Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus from Queensland.
This species is commonly encountered and very variable in colour.
Wild snakes may emit a pungent smell when handled.

Green Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus
This photo and the one below show is how I found a Green Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus in the Brisbane area
- the snake was totally motionless and I was not sure whether it was alive!
Green Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus
The snake was checked and appeared to be alright,.... it was released immediately released in the same spot and photographed again below.

Green Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus


Green Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus
Common Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus at the Canberra Reptile Zoo

Green Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus

Green Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus

The Green Tree Snake Dendrelaphis punctulatus in the 2 photos above was a road-kill found in Kurangai Chase National Park, NSW Notice the unusual shape and of the ventral (belly) scales. Also notice that the scales are divided on the tail

The Common Tree snake is similar to the NORTHERN TREE SNAKE Dendrelaphis calligaster

Note that Dendrelaphis punctulatus striolatus (The Palau Tree Snake) from South East Asia has been elevated to a full species Dendrelaphis striolatus - that species is not found in Australia

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