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Brisbane's most commonly found snake's

Some of the most commonly found snake's throughout the Brisbane region. Snakes are a pretty common sight in the Brisbane suburbs this list includes some of the most commonly found species that you may come across. Oh though it's not necessarily a daily occurrence these reptiles can get caught up inside people houses occasionally trying to escape the heat, seeking refuge or gaining access to prey items. No need to stress just call a licensed snake catcher and they will have them relocated to a suitable environment. Never attempt to catch or kill a snake yourself as this can result in life threatening consequences and it is illegal in Australia to do according to the Nature conservation Act of 1992.

Source: http://www.brisbane-snake-catcher.com.au

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Red bellied black snake

Red bellied black snake

Red Bellied black snake
The Red bellied Black snake is one Australia's most well known snake due to its beautiful colouring however they are considered a highly venomous snake. If treated they are unlikely to cause fatalities within humans however will cause sever illness and often cause neurcrosis at the bite site

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Common Tree snake

Common Tree snake

Common tree snake

Contrary to popular belief the Green tree snake does have to be green thats why it is often referred to as the 'Common tree snake'. It can come in a variety of shades of green, blues or yellows and even black, Pale Blue flecking can often been seen between the body scales. They are a very slender species and grow to a size of up to 2 meters

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Yellow faced whip snake

Yellow faced whip snake

Yellow faced whip snake
Colouring is usually grey to light olive green and often having a reddish tinge on the the neck down towards the back. The eye is distinctive with a yellow pale ring and a comma shaped marking underneath it with the belly being a greenish grey. This species is a very slender and small species of snake and only grows to 1 meter.

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Eastern brown snake

Eastern brown snake

Eastern brown snake
The Eastern Brown is an extremely venomous land snake which is highly populated within the Western Brisbane, Bayside and Logan suburbs. The Eastern brown is the second most toxic terrestrial snake on the planet! They are cause of most snake bite related deaths within australia.

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Eastern small eyed snake

Eastern small eyed snake

Eastern Small - Eyed Snake
(hinoplocephalus nigrescens)
The Small - eyed snake is an extremely venomous land snake often mistaken for a Red - bellied black snake however they are even more toxic, fatalities are known in australia from this sepcies.
Appearance
Often they are a dark grey to a dark black, look very similiar to a juvinille red bellied snake however generally have pinkish or cream under bellys. They are a fairly small sized snake on average reaching up to 1 metre as an adult

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Keelback snake

Keelback snake

Non - Venomous snake however often confused with the rough scale snake which is a highly venomous species the two share very similiar features and is often incorrectly identified
Appearance
The Fresh water snake or Keelback is an olive coloured snake with dark cross bands and as the name implies the scales are keeled which produces ridges along the snakes body. The belly is a cream colour with a tinge of pink or orange. It is a small snake species and only grows to a size of approximately 75 cm's

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Coastal Carpet python

Coastal Carpet python

Coastal Carpet python
They vary greatly in patterns and colours, they can have stripes, cross bands and dark edge blotches. colouring varies from olive greens to browns. At the head they have distinctive pits on the lower jaw. The Carpet python can grow to a very large size in diamater it is not uncommon to find these at length exceeding 3 meters.