Hmm.....challenge accepted, lovely 1.5m eastern brown (Pseudonaja textilis) found in Cashmer QLD tangled in garden netting from the mid-section down. Thankfully uninjured. Eastern browns are the world's sencond most venomous snakes and should be treated with extreme caution. They are very ready and quick strikers and deaths have resulted from their bites. Best left alone as their first reaction is to try and get away from you. They have poor eye-sight so if you stumble across one, keep still and move back very slowly. They get excited and agressive towards movement. Most bites occur while trying to catch or kill them or if you're unfortunate enough startle them at close range.

I've come across three of this very same scenario in the last six months. This fine nylon netting can cause severe and painful lascerations, I prefer to use the white cotton type on my veggie beds. Call courtesy of Julia Baker at 1300 Catch it. 

Brown net1 Brown net2 Brown net3 

Carpet python (Morelia spilota mcdowelli)

On the night of the 4th Feb 18, life emerged from a clutch of eggs I handed over to Jon Groom from Reptile Rehab QLD who successfully incubated them. All ten hatchlings were healthy and ready for release two days after hatching, Mum, just shy of 2m long and eggs were found in a compost bin by a gentleman in Bunya QLD. 

Egg hatch1 Egg hatch2 Egg hatch3 Egg hatch4

Coastal carpet pythons are by far the most common call outs because they are not quick to get away, instead often just lay there looking at you as if to say "what's up?". 

Carpet car Carpet fence Carpet roof

Today's visitor, a very pretty common tree snake (Dendrelaphis punctulata) found throughout Brisbane, feeds mainly on frogs but can take small birds. A totally harmless snake, I try and convince callers to leave it be sometimes unsuccessfully.

Green tree1   Green tree3

Take a close look at this totaly harmless fella. It's a keel back snake also known as a fresh water snake (Tropidonophis mairii). An interesting fact is that they are one of only a handful of vertebrates that actually eat young cane toads. Unfortunately because of their appearance they are easily mistaken for brown snakes or rough-scaled snakes and are often killed as a result, to the point of almost being wiped out in the south-east.

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Here at A1 Snake Relocations we work with snakes everyday and they surprise us more often than not. The variety and differences of our beautiful Australian snakes always amazes me and I never get tired of catching them, or seeing them go free back into the wild.

To help you get an understanding of my love of snakes I’ve put together this list of ten amazing facts about snakes. I hope this gives you an insight into the love and admiration I feel for these amazing animals and why I decided to become a Brisbane Snake Catcher.

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