Snake ID

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 11:59
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i was flooded in at my sister inlaws property outside of Gympie for the last few days (just got out last night) and when she went to check the mailbox my daughter saw this just before the SIL reached in.
what's people's thoughts on the type of snake it is? we have our view but just wondering if we were right....lol

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Reply By: rumpig - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 12:03

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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 12:11

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 12:11
Gday Rumpig
I'm impressed with the letter box....
I am still not in contact with my little brother , he lives north of Brisbane , up near Redcliff somewhere....

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Reply By: Bazooka - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 12:17

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 12:17
Coastal taipan? No, seriously, looks like a common tree snake. Snakes are lovely animals.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 12:24

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 12:24
Reckon Bazooka might be right, common tree snake (Dendrelaphis punctulata)

Got my info from EHP site,

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 12:27

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 12:27
Forgot to say, like Muz, I'm very impressed with the mailbox too.

Maybe needs a bit of snake proofing though?

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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 18:52

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 18:52
Agree that it is a tree snake , beautiful looking snake and are harmless
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Reply By: gbc - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 13:43

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 13:43
mmmm, reminds me of when we were kids. We lived rural and all the letterboxes for the road were on a letterbox 'tree' right near where we'd ride out bikes to catch the school bus of a morning. People would drive up to the letterbox tree and just reach in from the car window to get the letters or to post mail and put up the flag. Anyway, everytime it flooded we'd run around and collect up a few fresh water crays that'd just be walking around, and put them in our 'favourite' people's letterbox ;)
Harmless fun that would inevitably end up in a dose of the strap.......worth it though to see some of the reactions :)

On topic - tree snake.
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Reply By: rumpig - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 14:05

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 14:05
looks like we were correct in thinking it was harmless then, as we thought it was a tree snake but weren't sure due to how dark it was and not really bright green (looks alot greener in the pic then i recall it looked in real life). we played it safe and left it alone, it was gone a few hours later. they've had browns and red bellied blacks aswell as big carpet snakes on the property, so plenty of variety there.
as for the letterbox needing snake proofing....with the flooding up there i guess the snakes are looking for anything high and dry, we only got out lastnight by driving through flood water that was receeding, after being stuck on the property since Sunday morning when the creek came up (backs up from The Mary River)
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Reply By: Bazooka - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 15:15

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 at 15:15
Reminds me of the last Brisbane floods when from memory a Telstra bloke went to a pit in an area which had been flooded and found half a dozen or so "nasties" had either taken refuge or somehow been deposited there. Made the national news. Poor bloke's probably still having nightmares.
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Reply By: Olsen's 4WD Tours and Training - Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 18:31

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 18:31
It is a green tree snake. Some of them can be very blue in colour believe it or not
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 21:26

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 21:26
Yep, Dendrelaphis punctulata, as previously suggested (see above).

Common tree snake is the best common name to use given range of colour variants which include blue, olive green/dull green, bluish green, black and yellow. Good pics in Wilson and Swan (2010).

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