I had a week and a bit of a holiday in Tasmania. I came home to find my resident Green Tree Snake had decided to shed its skin while I was away. The Lilli Pilli in the garden is having a bit of a hard time surviving the very dry conditions which has made it quite handy for a snake to divest itself of last years skin.
Green Tree Snakes are quite harmless. A little slender snake about two meters long. Their fangs are located at the back of the mouth so you have to be partially swallowed before a Green Tree Snake can inject a venom which is harmless to humans but not so to the small prey, lizards, frogs, eggs etc. They are diurnal and have large eyes. They are not always green either. Known to be olive-green to black and the flecks of blue can make a Green Tree Snake look blue. They are mostly yellow on the throat and belly but also other pale colours as well.
The early morning sunrise also helped in the making of this blog.
The wrapping around the branches. Start at the head and peel away.
The belly and tail
Aren’t the patterns in the scales lovely.
The head end showing the large eyes and lower jaw.
The sunrise made an ordinary Green Tree Snakes skin look amazing.
I have used an old photo of a Green Tree Snake in the featured photo.