Den Of Snakes And Lizards Stolen From High School Classroom

Eight reptiles were stolen from a north Melbourne high school earlier this month.

Victoria Police are currently investigating the break-in at a Lilydale high school which took place between May 18 and 20.

The thieves took off with an impressive collection of reptiles including five snakes and three water dragons -- and also escaped with a fish tank.

Golden tree snake. Source: Victoria Police.

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Among the stolen animals are three golden tree snakes, one green tree snake and three eastern water dragons. Victoria Police said all have commercial value.

Eastern water dragons are worth approximately $80 each and tree snakes can be worth up to $2000 each.

Eastern water dragon. Source: Victoria Police.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at