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Snakes of the Cairns region North Queensland Australia

Snakes of the Cairns region

  • Front-fanged venomous snakes (Family Elapidae)
  • Pythons: non-venomous constrictors (family Boidae)
  • File snakes (Family Acrochordidae)
  • Non-venomous and rear-fanged venomous snakes (Family Colubridae)
  • Blind snakes (Family Typhlopidae)
  • Legless lizards (Family Pygopodidae)

There can be great variation in appearance between individual snakes of the same species. The descriptions below are based on general characteristics. It can be difficult to positively identify some snakes. Never approach snakes and never assume that they are non-venomous.

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