AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
Covering Australian Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles
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COMMON TREE SNAKE
GREEN, GOLDEN & BLUE TREE SNAKE'S
(Dendrelaphis punctulatus) (=punctulata)
Grows to around 1.6m (5ft)
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
Approximate distribution of the common
Common Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis punctulatus) Note that record of this species from New Guinea are unreliable and may be (Dendrelaphismacrops)
This adult Green
Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis punctulatus) was photographed on the side of the walking track to Kondalilla Falls in Qld.
The group of people in front of us walked straight past the snake without seeing it, and the snake didn't seem concerned at all that we were photographing it.
Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis punctulatus) Kondalilla Falls, Queensland
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
Green Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis punctulatus) photographed at Neville Lawrie Reserve near Brisbane, Qld
Note that The Palau Tree Snake which was known as Dendrelaphis punctulatus striolatus from South East Asia has been elevated to a full species Dendrelaphis striolatus - which does not occur in Australia
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