Pat Lazzaro is an expert snake catcher. He will happily give you free advice on what to do if you encounter an unwanted visitor in your home. If you need him to attend he will safely relocate the snake in question.
Pat is a professional and experienced snake and animal handler, he will catch, contain and relocate to a safe location.
Your safety and the welfare of the snake are important!
Avoid washing the bite area because any venom left on the skin can be swabbed and in turn can help identify the culprit. DO NOT apply a tourniquet, cut the wound or attempt to suck the venom out. It's not recommended to kill the snake for purposes of identification, because medical services do not rely on visual identification of the snake species.
For all snake bites, provide emergency care including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if needed. Call triple zero (000) for an ambulance. Apply a pressure immobilisation bandage and keep the person calm and as still as possible until medical help arrives. Anti-venom is available for all venomous Australian snake bites.
A pressure immobilisation bandage is recommended for anyone bitten by a venomous snake. This involves firmly bandaging the area of the body involved, such as the arm or leg, and keeping the person calm and still until medical help arrives. If possible, mark the site of the bite on the bandage with a pen.
Bites from this species have caused human fatalities. A nervous, ready biter it will defend itself if threatened. The second most toxic land snake in the world and the most venomous in South East Queensland. Often encountered in and around localities with a strong rodent presence such as bird aviaries and stock feed sheds.
Bites from this species should be treated immediately and attended to with correct first aid. They are around 1.5 metres long. They eat primarily frogs, but also other reptiles (including other snakes) and small mammals. Found typically inground areas such as timber piles, sheet iron, rock walls and heavy vegetation.
Bites can cause substantial lacerations or punctures. Most commonly encountered snake in the region. Active day and night. Large specimens can take small suburban pets such as dogs, cats and guinea pigs. Smaller ones taking caged birds. Will utilise all above ground areas such as roof and wall cavities, exposed beams and pergolas.
Common Tree Snakes rarely bite. They will emit a strong odour if handled firmly. Probably the most common species to enter homes. Generally above ground environments such as heavy foliage of trees and shrubs, exposed beams of verandas and pergolas, sheds and garages. They are fast-moving and hard to see in heavy cover.
These are potentially very dangerous and handled with extreme care. This is especially true if children are involved. Bite may cause localised pain & severe symptoms. Please apply correct first aid and seek medical attention ASAP. They like dry open areas and grasslands which encourages them to be around houses.
Not considered dangerous to humans, crowned snakes are reluctant biters, relying more on bluff display than bite. They are weakly venomous and have tiny mouths and short fangs. They will generally rear up & 'mock strike', more of a 'head butt'. If bitten. As with any snake bite, apply correct first aid and seek medical attention.