01 August, 2008

Adventures of a Brown Tree-Snake

Adventures of a Brown Tree-Snake, Boiga irregularis This beautiful Brown Tree-Snake, Boiga irregularis, was found in our ceiling space as we were doing some renovations. I moved him to the garden as the access to the ceiling was being greatly reduced.

His presence upset the local birds. Honeyeaters were particularly active and vociferous in letting their feelings about the intruder be known.

Feeling unloved the snake moved off but still the cries continued. This Lewins Honeyeater was telling him just what he thought of sharing the garden with such an egg, frog and small bird eater. A Brown Honeyeater came along as well as two Dusky Honeyeaters and two Lewins.
Look at this pattern and tell me that snakes aren't beautiful!