Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Snake id - Hamilton Island - Australia

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 3 votes, 5.00 average.
Old Sunday 16th November 2008, 10:47   #1
paulwfromtheden
Registered User
 
paulwfromtheden's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Croydon
Posts: 1,439
Blog Entries: 10
Snake id - Hamilton Island - Australia

Two feet long, bright green above, yellow below.
No photo as I was legging it in the direction of the nearest toilet!
Any idea would be great!
__________________
I thought I could see the light at the end of the tunnel, but it ws just some bloke with a torch, bringing me more work
paulwfromtheden is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 16th November 2008, 11:01   #2
Bruce Ramsay
Registered User
 
Bruce Ramsay's Avatar

 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 176
Sounds like some form of Green Tree Snake. Not poisonous. Beautiful creatures - we used to occasionally get them fall into the water tank when I lived on a property out in the country in Queensland - I'd use a long-handled rake to fish them out and put them in the sun to warm up.

Hopefully someone with a bit more herpetological than I've got can better direct you to the specific name of the animal you saw.

Cheers,
Bruce
Bruce Ramsay is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 16th November 2008, 21:27   #3
Gavin Goodyear
Registered User

 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 171
Hi Paul,

I would agree with Green Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis punctatus).

Cheers
Gavin
Gavin Goodyear is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 16th November 2008, 21:29   #4
paulwfromtheden
Registered User
 
paulwfromtheden's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Croydon
Posts: 1,439
Blog Entries: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gavin Goodyear View Post
Hi Paul,

I would agree with Green Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis punctatus).

Cheers
Gavin
Thanks guys, I had a feeling I would end up looking like a Pommie wuss!!
Paul
__________________
I thought I could see the light at the end of the tunnel, but it ws just some bloke with a torch, bringing me more work
paulwfromtheden is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Monday 17th November 2008, 17:32   #5
Mike Richardson
Formerly known as Skink1978
 
Mike Richardson's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bridlington, East Yorkshire
Posts: 2,598
Not that it's needed but another vote for Green Tree Snake. I was lucky enough to see a couple of these beautiful snakes several years ago (along with Tiger Snakes, Red-bellied Black Snakes and many pythons- God I love Australia!).
__________________
Mike
Mike Richardson is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2008 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Seeking Island Scrub Jay on Santa Cruz Island BobTag California 3 Saturday 19th April 2008 20:14
Help identify lizard and snake on Cozumel Island Mexico canadagurl123 Reptiles and Amphibians 3 Saturday 24th February 2007 20:11
Hamilton Low Parks jimbirdy Birds & Birding 0 Wednesday 17th May 2006 02:12
New Zealand - Kapiti Island or Stewart Island jgrnot Birds & Birding 0 Wednesday 1st February 2006 16:30
Peregrine Cam, Hamilton Ontario snowyowl Birds & Birding 3 Friday 22nd April 2005 20:16

{googleads}

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.15300488 seconds with 17 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 09:51.