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    Tree snake, and I think a nest.

    At my office premises I have a small outdoor area for clients that has two 8ft potted shrubs. I noticed a few month ago something moving and discovered it was a tree snake. Doesn't concern me too much but a few days ago I also noticed what looks like a small ball of dried grass so I assume it is a nest. I don't want to rid the thing if possible, but occasionally our clients sometimes come with their kids. Can they be dangerous?
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    I think not. They're more scared of us than we of them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    I also noticed what looks like a small ball of dried grass so I assume it is a nest.
    More likely a bird nest as snake don't do nests.The snake was looking for food IMO. Nothing to worry about.

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    There are different types. The Golden Tree Snake is the most common. Most have a very mild venom not dangerous to humans.

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    The nest (bird's) is probably why the snake was in the tree.

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    ^ Yep...Post #2...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    The nest (bird's) is probably why the snake was in the tree.
    Seen the snake a few times in the same spot. The nest is now spherical from the time I first saw the snake. May well me a birds nest.

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    Pit vipers hang out in trees too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    I think not. They're more scared of us than we of them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    I also noticed what looks like a small ball of dried grass so I assume it is a nest.
    More likely a bird nest as snake don't do nests.The snake was looking for food IMO. Nothing to worry about.
    Snakes love nests, for hanging out in or laying their eggs, mostly nicked off local birds.

    A nest in a compost heap or pile of old decaying straw, leaves, etc ensures heat to incubate the eggs, found on the sunny side of the heap. Others look like a scraped together pile of local debris just covering their white elongated parchment skinned eggs.

    Sounds like your tree snake nicked an empty bird's nest to lay its eggs in or under.

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    ^ yep that snakes gonna be overprotective.

    Time to find a new smoking area

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    ^ and ^^^. Indeed. It probably is a viper...deadly. Stop taking your clients there: Vipers are notorious for aggressive behaviour, especially towards foreign smells.
    Just like the drop bears of Australia, they can, and will, fall out of a tree to wreak vengeance upon the unsuspecting interloper.

    Be careful. Be very careful.

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    Take a photo of it and post it then we can tell you what species.

    Here are the most likely :



    A Pit viper, several species, all venomous bur rarely fatal to humans, if bitten get to hospital pronto.



    Reticulated Python, non venomous but will bite of provoked.



    Golden Tree Snake, probably the most likely, not dangerous.

    Snakes will often stay in the same place for a long time sometimes weeks or even months. They dont want anything to do with people and will attempt to escape rather than bite.

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    Is this the varmint.

    Last edited by Pragmatic; 17-10-2016 at 08:50 PM.

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    For some reason the last photo wont attach, try again.


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    Prag's photo is a golden....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    ^ and ^^^. Indeed. It probably is a viper...deadly. Stop taking your clients there: Vipers are notorious for aggressive behaviour, especially towards foreign smells.
    Just like the drop bears of Australia, they can, and will, fall out of a tree to wreak vengeance upon the unsuspecting interloper.

    Be careful. Be very careful.
    Caution without overly concerned paranoia.

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    rear-fanged and not dangerous imh experience but check the colour of tail

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    As long as no females engage it in conversation, and the talking snake will convince Eve to partake of the forbidden fruit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    ^ and ^^^. Indeed. It probably is a viper...deadly. Stop taking your clients there: Vipers are notorious for aggressive behaviour, especially towards foreign smells.
    Just like the drop bears of Australia, they can, and will, fall out of a tree to wreak vengeance upon the unsuspecting interloper.

    Be careful. Be very careful.
    Caution without overly concerned paranoia.
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