Green Tree Snake (Dendrelaphis punctulata) - Wiki
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[Photo] Dendrophis prasimus, syn. of Dendrelaphis punctulata. Source: Charles Girard, United States Exploring Expedition. During the Years 1838-1842. Under theCommand of Charles Wilkes ... Herpetology. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1858. Author Charles Girard
The green tree snake is a reptile that can be found in northern tropics and eastern Australia. The green tree snake varies from Kimberly region (WA) to Cape York and Torres Straight Islands (QLD), extending down east coast to south-eastern NSW.
If handled the green tree snake can make a horrible odour, and it will also bite fortunately the bite is quite harmless due to the matter of small teeth and no fangs. Sometimes when approached the snake will inflate its fore-body and neck to make itself seem bigger. The inflation is sometimes used to scare prey.
That prey includes small reptiles, frogs and sometimes the occasional fish. The green tree snake swallows its prey whole and head first.
When nesting the green tree snake produces egg-layers which produce 5-12 elongated eggs per clutch.
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