The term ‘wild caught’ often turns people off but the wild caught reptiles that I offer for sale have been well established in captivity, are feeding, free of mites and ticks, have been wormed and in most cases have a good temperament. The advantages of wild caught animals are that you know the original locality of the animal and that it is a genetically pure specimen from a wild population. This process is 100% legal and I am under contract to the Northern Territory Government and have a special license to offer these animals for sale.

If you are seeking wild caught species it is preferable to place an order as not every species is kept to be ready for sale. Whilst a range of species are captured under the snake removal contract, orders may take a little time to be filled depending on snake activity and adjustment by the snake to captivity. A deposit may be required for wild caught animals.

With the many recent outbreaks of OPMV and other viruses in Australia the popularity of Wild Caught animals has risen. It is just one way to minimise the chances of infection, but keep in mind that all animals new to your collection should still be quarantined.

All prices quoted are in $AUS, and do not include freight costs. Photos of individual reptiles in stock, information on size, gender, etc are available in the Price List or by direct e-mail request.

PYTHONS

Antaresia

  Description
Stock
KATHERINE CHILDREN’S PYTHON
(Antaresia childreni)

These snakes make great pets and are the best beginner’s snake. Common Katherine Children’s consist of a faint pattern to a pattern less brown colour. Few specimens will hold their markings as adults. Maximum size is approximately 80cm.

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Liasis

  Description
Stock

WATER PYTHON
(Liasis fuscus)

These beautifully coloured snakes obtain a maximum length of around 2.0 metres. Whilst they have a reputation of being a very snappy snake, with frequent handling they can acquire a nice docile nature. The Katherine locality seem to have the better qualities of both the QLD and Darwin animals, that is nicely coloured and pretty well behaved.

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OLIVE PYTHON
(Liasis olivaceus)

Olive pythons make a great pet; are friendly and very inquisitive. These snakes obtain a large size, up to 4 metres and can weigh well over 15kgs. Olives are one of my favourite pythons and although they lack bright colours or patterns i am amazed by these animals, they have a very clean and sleek appearance.

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COLUBRIDS

Boiga

  Description
Stock

BANDED TREE SNAKE (Night Tiger)
(Boiga irregularis)

Katherine Brown or Banded Tree Snakes are some of the most beautifully marked. Often referred to as the ‘Candy Cane’ phase these snakes are white with red bands. Along with other colubrids they are becoming very popular. This species is rear-fanged and a venom reaction may occur in some people.

Dendrelaphis

  Description
Stock
COMMON TREE SNAKE (Golden Phase)
(Dendrelaphis punctulatus)

A Golden colour dorsal with a blue, grey or black head. These snakes reach an adult size of around 1.75 metres. Food for these animals may vary, but will be feeding on rodents or fish before sale. This species is not readily sold and they must be ordered as Reedy’s Reptiles does not retain this species for regular wild caught sales.

Tropidonophis

  Description 
Stock
KEELBACK
(Tropidonophis mairii)

Colour is highly variable. These animals will only be sold through exceptional circumstances and they must be ordered, as Reedy’s Reptiles does not retain these snakes for regular wild caught sales. Price and photographs available by request.

ELAPIDS

Acanthophis

  Description
Stock

NORTHERN DEATH ADDER
(Acanthophis praelongus)

Colour is variable, ranging from a dark colour with red and yellow bands to an orange colour with yellow bands. Obtains a average length of 60cm.
DANGEROUS

Demansia

  Description
Stock
BLACK WHIP SNAKE
(Demansia papuensis)

A long slender snake that ranges from a dark grey to black colour. As the name suggests they are very fast and active and as a result they do require a large enclosure.

Pseudechis

  Description
Stock

MULGA SNAKE (NT Top End Phase)
(Pseudechis australis)

A tan brown colour often with a red tinge or scale tips. A large elapid that can be quite aggressive. The largest of the black snake genus, this species is highly toxic and has a huge venom yield. NT Mulgas can reach a maximum size of up to 3 metres, something to keep in mind.

DANGEROUS

PYGMY MULGA SNAKE (NT Form)
(Pseudechis weiglei)

A relatively newly discovered Mulga Snake with numerous sub-species believed across the NT, WA and QLD. This pygmy form only grows to an average size of 1.1m and they are not as aggresive as 'true' Mulgas Snakes. Currently only a small number are kept in captivity and they are highly sought after.

DANGEROUS

Pseudonaja

  Description
Stock

WESTERN BROWN SNAKE
(Pseudonaja nuchalis)

Colour is variable but most Katherine specimens are a uniform brown or dark olive colour on the dorsal and the ventral colour ranges from white, to cream to yellow. These snakes may remain highly aggressive in captivity.

DANGEROUS

Others

  Description
Stock
SECRETIVE SNAKE
(Cryptophis pallidiceps)
A glossy black body with orange or salmon flanks with a white or cream belly. These animals will only be sold through exceptional circumstances and they must be ordered, as Reedy’s Reptiles does not retain these snakes for regular wild caught sales. Price available by request.
ORANGE-NAPED SNAKE
(Furina ornata)
A reddish brown body, with a black head and a orange nape. These animals will only be sold through exceptional circumstances and they must be ordered, as Reedy’s Reptiles does not retain these snakes for regular wild caught sales. Price available by request.
SMALL SPOTTED SNAKE
(Suta punctata)
A small elapid with a brown body with irregular spots and marks on the head and neck. These animals will only be sold through exceptional circumstances and they must be ordered, as Reedy’s Reptiles does not retain these snakes for regular wild caught sales. Price available by request.

 

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