I've had one or two questions about snakes so, just to make your day, here is a selection starting with the most dangerous. Enjoy...and you're welcome to visit anytime!
Coastal Taipan. Not quite around my area, more to the south, south-west. Very lethal and aggressive with neurotoxic and coagulant venom.
Tiger Snake. Not around my area, but more to the north and inland. Strongly neurotoxic and coagulant venom.
Death Adder. Outer north-western and western suburbs (not my area). Appears sluggish and inactive but can move with incredible speed. Neurotoxic venom.
Eastern Brown Snake. Widespread in bushland and rural areas. We have these ones. Very pugnacious and rears up in an "S" shape and will strike savagely if provoked. Strongly neurotoxic and coagulant venom.
Rough Scaled Snake. Semi-rural areas, probably around here. Pugnacious if provoked. Venom is neurotoxic, haemotoxic, cytotoxic and strongly coagulant.
Small-eyed Snake. Common in most suburbs and bushland, found under sheets of iron, rocks and logs. Pugnacious if provoked. Venom is strongly myotoxic and one fatality has been recorded.
Red Bellied Black Snake. Likes well-watered environments like swamps, river banks, rainforest, etc. Venom is highly haemotoxic and cytotoxic.
Pale-headed Snake. Likes wet and dry eucalypt forests. More common in outlying semi-rural areas. Potentially dangerous with one case of envenomation reported.
Yellow-faced Whip Snake. Abundant throughout suburbia. Swift and alert with keen vision. Potentially dangerous especially to children; some bites symptomless, others with fairly severe outcomes.
Marsh Snake. Wet habitats such as creek banks, edges of swamps, well-watered gardens. May be seen under boards or sheets of iron. Virtually harmless, though large individuals may be potentially dangerous.
Australian Coral Snake. Found around here and other semi-rural areas sheltering beneath embedded stumps, rocks or in soil cracks. Virtually harmless, inoffensive and weakly venomous.
White-crowned Snake. Likes garden compost heaps, and beneath rocks or logs. Abundant throughout Brisbane including densely populated inner city areas. Inoffensive and weakly venomous.
Brown Tree Snake. Found all over, coiled on rafters, on foliage or rock faces. Virtually harmless and weakly venomous although large individuals should be treated with caution.
Common Tree Snake. Common throughout Brisbane in gardens, in trees, verandah railings, houses, on rafters. Non-venomous. Oscar likes presenting me with these.
Pictures and information from "Wildlife of Greater Brisbane" published by the Queensland Museum
I hope you enjoy this post. Note I started off with the highly venomous snakes first. Now I rather like snakes, I think they are beautiful animals and don't hold with those who say, "the only good snake is a dead one." They have their place in our environment and we should respect that. One just has to be very careful where one puts one's feet in summer! I know they sound very scary to non-Australians but the truth is, apart from breeding time, most will slither away if they hear you. There are the odd aggressive ones, but they are not usually found where people commonly go and it would be very unusual to encounter one of these. However, if you're a bushwalker or like hiking, it's best to wear very stout boots!