Bites from this species have caused human fatalities. A nervous, ready biter it will defend itself if threatened. The second most toxic land snake in the world and the most venomous in South East Queensland. Often encountered in and around localities with a strong rodent presence such as bird aviaries and stock feed sheds.
Bites from this species should be treated immediately and attended to with correct first aid. Average length is around 1.5 metres. They will eat Primarily frogs, but also other reptiles (including other snakes) and small mammals. Could be typically associated with ground areas such as timber piles, sheet iron, rock walls and heavy vegetation.
Bites may cause substantial lacerations or punctures. Most commonly encountered snake within the region. Active day and night. Large specimens can take small suburban pets such as dogs, cats and guinea pigs with smaller specimens taking caged birds. Will utilise all above ground areas such as roof and wall cavities, exposed beams and pergolas.
Common Tree Snakes bite infrequently. They will emits a strong odour if handled firmly. Probably the most common species to enter homes. Generally above ground environs such as heavy foliage of trees and shrubs, exposed beams of verandas and pergolas, sheds and garages. Fast-moving and hard to see in heavy cover.
Potentially Dangerous, especially if children are involved. Bite may cause localised pain & severe symptoms. Please apply correct first aid and seek medical attention ASAP. They like dry open areas and grasslands which encourages them to be around houses.
Not considered dangerous to humans. All crowned snakes are reluctant biters, relying more on bluff display than bite. They are weakly venomous and have tiny mouths and short fangs. They will generally rear up & 'mock strike' with mouth closed, more of a 'head butt'. If bitten, as with any snake bite, apply correct first aid and seek medical attention.