Snakes of South East Queensland
The Snakes of South East Queensland. The South East Corner of Qld is home to a high density and diversity of snake species covering a range of vegetation communities and geographical locations. Our snake catcher often encounter the highly charismatic and abundant Carpet Python, the harmless Common Tree Snake and the highly venomous Eastern Brown Snake all which are found with regularity in the suburban environment. Other more inconspicuous Snakes of South East Queensland are found in and around the home with some restricted to only particular vegetation types or specific localities. Venomous species outnumber the harmless Colubrids and Pythons, however only a very small percentage of these are regarded as medically significant when considering potential harm to humans.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need a snake catcher?
Under the Nature & Conservation Act 1992, it is an offence to interfere with a protected animal, including snakes. Only properly licensed persons are allowed to catch snakes. Also, it is extremely dangerous and not worth the risk to yourself or your family.
How much does it cost to have a snake caught and removed?
Costs for snake removal vary depending on location, time of day and sometimes time requested for us to be on site. A standard call out fee is applicable in all cases.
Is there a free snake removal service available?
No their is no free snake catching service. Just like there are no free electricians, plumbers, possum removers or termite controllers. All are seen as services and are charged accordingly.
How many venomous species of snake are in Queensland?
We have a large number of venomous snake species in Queensland. These include the worlds most toxic land snake, the Inland Taipan right through to the weakly venomous and inoffensive White-crowned Snake.
What should I do if I see a snake?
In your yard:
Ensure all persons and pets are kept away from the snake. It will most likely move off on it’s own but, if it won’t move off, keep and eye on it from a safe distance and call us.
In your home:
Ensure all persons and pets are kept away from the snake. Close off doors and put rolled up towels or similar under the door. Call us and we will come and remove it.
Don’t forget, if possible and safe to do so, take a photo of the snake so we know what it is. You can also upload it to us for identification at our main site www.snakecatchers.com.au
How can I pay?
We accept Cash or we have Credit/Debit card facilities.
Most commonly encountered snakes of South East Qld
Other common suburban snakes of South East Qld.
Infrequently encountered snakes of South East Qld
Did you know WildlifeQld offers a snake & Lizard identification service. For our identification service simply use the upload form on www.snakecatchers.com.au We provide our Australian snake identification service free of charge and always welcome high quality images for potential inclusion on our website. This service is not just for Queensland snake identification but for all snake id across Australia.
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