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Bandy Bandy

Vermicella annulata

Black and white bands. White band over snout.

Normally mild venom but medical assistance is recommended.
Bandy Bandy
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Coastal Taipan

Oxyuranus scutellatus

brown with a light colored rectangular head

Potentially fatal venom, SEEK URGENT MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY.
Coastal Taipan
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Common Death Adder

Acanthophis antarcticus

Tubby with large head and alternating thick and thin banding. Color can be grey or brown.

Potentially fatal venom, SEEK URGENT MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY.
Common Death Adder
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Southern Dwarf Crowned Snake

Cacophis squamulosus

dark grey with a thin yellow band on the back of the neck

Normally mild venom but medical assistance is recommended.
Southern Dwarf Crowned Snake
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Eastern Brown Snake

Pseudonaja textilis

Extremely variable coloration. Light tan to almost black color. Some animals May be banded. Juveniles often have a black head with an orange nape.

Potentially fatal venom, SEEK URGENT MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY.
Eastern Brown Snake - Adult
Eastern Brown Snake - Black
Eastern Brown Snake - Plain Juvenile
Eastern Brown Snake - Banded Juvenile
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Eastern Small Eyed Snake

Rhinoplocephalus nigrescens

Dark charcoal to black. Belly can be white or pink.

Potentially fatal venom, SEEK URGENT MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY.
Eastern Small Eyed Snake
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Golden Crowned Snake

Cacophis squamulosus

Grey with orange belly. Dirty white crown pattern on head.

Normally mild venom but medical assistance is recommended.
Golden Crowned Snake
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Marsh Snake

Demansia psammophis

Black or brown coloration. Has a horizontal stripe running though the eys.

Strong venom, medical assistance is recommended.
Marsh Snake
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Red Bellied Black Snake

Pseudechis porphyriacus

Shiny black with very red belly. QLD animals have a brown nose. Pre shed animals may appear dull.

Strong venom, medical assistance is recommended.
Red Bellied Black Snake
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Rough Scaled Snake

Tropidechis carinatus

Synonyms : Clarence River Tiger

Grey with black banding. Banding is variable.

Potentially fatal venom, SEEK URGENT MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY.
Rough Scaled Snake
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Stephens Banded Snake

Hoplocephalus stephensii

Dirty lemon banding alternating with black banding. Large head.

Potentially fatal venom, SEEK URGENT MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY.
Stephens Banded Snake
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Tiger Snake

Notechis scutatus

Extremely variable coloration. Sunshine coast animals tend to be banded in alternating grey or brown

Potentially fatal venom, SEEK URGENT MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY.
Tiger Snake
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White Crowned Snake

Cacophis harriettae

Grey with bright white head markings

Normally mild venom but medical assistance is recommended.
White Crowned Snake
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Yellow Faced Whip Snake

Demansia psammophis

Brown with copper colored shoulder. Eye markings in the shape of a comma. Rarely it may be plain grey without eye markings

Normally mild venom but medical assistance is recommended.
Yellow Faced Whip Snake
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Brown Tree Snake

Boiga irregularis

Synonyms : Night Tiger,Doll Eyed Snake,Cat Eyed Snake

Skinny with large head. Copper/brown coloration with incomplete faint black bands.

Normally mild venom but medical assistance is recommended.
Brown Tree Snake
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Common Tree Snake

Dendrelaphis punctulata

Synonyms : Green Tree Snake,Yellow bellied black snake

Extremely variable coloration. Normally dark olive with yellow chin and bluish/yellow belly. But may be steel blue without any yellow or may be brown with yellow chin. Will show bright blue flashes when stressed.

Medically insignificant to weak venom. Symptoms are very rare.
Common Tree Snake
Common Tree Snake - blue
Common Tree Snake - brown
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Keelback snake

Tropidonophis mairii

Grey with irregular and incomplete black banding. May show spot white spots when stresed

No venom present.
Keelback snake
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Coastal Carpet Python

Morelia spilota mcdowelli

Synonyms : Carpet Python,Carpet Snake

Extremely variable coloration. Normally green, yellow and black in a camouflage patten But can also be lemon with irregular black spots. Sometimes pre shed animals are almost black. Juveniles can be all brown.

No venom present.
Coastal Carpet Python
Coastal Carpet Python Variation
Coastal Carpet Python Variation
Coastal Carpet Python Pre Shed
Coastal Carpet Python Brown Juvenile
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Spotted Python

Antaresia maculosa

Light tan with irregular spot over entire body. Small head in comparision to the rest of its body.

No venom present.
Spotted Python
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Elegant Sea Snake

Hydrophis elegans

Light grey with dark saddles. Tail forms a paddle. Washed up animals often have barnacles attached to it.

Potentially fatal venom, SEEK URGENT MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY.
Elegant Sea Snake
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Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake

Pelamis platurus

Dark grey dorsal and a striking yellow belly. Yellow paddle shaped tail with grey blotches

Potentially fatal venom, SEEK URGENT MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY.
Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake
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Olive-headed sea snake

Disteira major

Stocky light grey snake with large circular or trianglular blotches on its back. Large head.

Potentially fatal venom, SEEK URGENT MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY.
Olive-headed sea snake
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Blind Snake

Typhlopidae species

Very worm like with extremely hard to see eyes. Very small scales.

No venom present.
Blind Snake
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Eastern Blue Tongue Lizard

Tiliqua scincoides scincoides

Grey with brownish bands. Large head and will often display its blue tongue.

No venom present.
Eastern Blue Tongue Lizard
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Three Toed Skink

Anomalopus verreauxii

Synonyms : Verreauxs Skink

Grey with darker head and lemon yellow band around neck. four small legs are visible but often overlooked.

No venom present.
Three toed Skink
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Pink Tongue Skink

Hemisphaeriodon gerrardii

Light tan with darker brown bands and a pink tongue. Some animls lack the banding

No venom present.
Pink Tongue Skink
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Common Scaly foot

Pygopus lepidopodus

May be complely brown or grey with darker dots and dashes. Tongue is broad and only partially split.

No venom present.
Common Scaly foot
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Burton's Legless lizard

Lialis burtonis

Very sharp snout. Color ranges from light grey to dark brown. It may have speckled or line markings or may be plain.

No venom present.
Burton's Legless lizard
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