Brisbane Snake Catcher Blog

snakes in the city

Snakes in the city

Snakes are becoming increasingly common sightings in urban centres across Australia. Brisbane and her surrounding suburbs are no exception. Local snake sightings are on the rise in the urban jungle. There are an increasing number of reports of venomous and non-venomous snakes in Australia’s busy capital cities. Many of Australia’s most feared species are popping up with more and more sightings on a regular basis. The potent eastern brown, red-bellied black and tiger snakes are

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avoid snake bites in dogs


I love all animals! I love all reptiles and I love dogs too. I hate the idea of dogs being bitten by snakes just as much as I hate the idea of a snake being harmed in any way. There have been many occasions where I have been called to catch a snake following an incident with a dog. Unfortunately, the truth of the matter is that in many cases, the dog does not survive.

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animals and climate change

How Climate Change Affects our Animals

Do you know that after every severe weather event a Climate Change Risk Assessment is done? These assessments occur in cities, states, and countries across our great planet. The purpose of this is to determine how global warming is affecting the economy of a region. It measures changes in air quality that could affect people. It also examines what impact it is having on the wildlife in the area. The negative effects of climate change

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caught snake in brisbane

How to deal with snakes

Some people see snakes as something to be scared of. For others, they’re okay dealing with them. Most people would be a tad uncomfortable if they knew there were sharing their home with them. You can get a little crazy and alarmed if you are out walking and one starts coming towards you. The first instinct when you don’t know what to do is to run away or defend your space. It has to be

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common death adder

Some Snakes of South-East Queensland

Are you aware that there can be a lot of colour variation between individuals within a single species of snake? It can be difficult to positively identify some snakes if you are not an expert in this field. Never approach a snake and don’t ever assume that they are non-venomous. There are twenty-seven species of terrestrial snake found in the Brisbane area, at last count. Some snakes you will find in suburban backyards and perhaps

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Eastern brown snake

An Introduction to the EASTERN BROWN SNAKE

(Pseudonaja textilis)One of the most venomous snakes in the world is the Eastern Brown Snake. It lives right here, in the Eastern areas of Australia. It is generally considered to have the second most toxic venom in the world and calls this home. Even with the Eastern Brown sharing this beautiful land with us, deaths caused by snakebite in Australia are very rare. More people get killed in this country by honeybees than by venomous

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A1 Snake Relocations

September 2020 – Snakes are on the move again

We love Summer, well most of us do! And you can certainly feel that the temperatures are on their way up at the moment. That of course gets me all excited, it means that the snakes are out and about! I know that doesn’t excite some of you so I thought I would put pen to paper and maybe ease your mind a little bit. I have also given you some tips on how to

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Snake season 2020

2020 Snake Season Begins

The sun is shining and the temperatures are rising. This heralds the start of an exciting time for snake catchers and environmentalists across the SE Queensland region. Snake season in the South East of Queensland is about to kick off folks! What does that mean exactly? The first thing is that they rise from their semi-dormant state. Over the colder months, they have been in a very dopey, sleepy state, not dissimilar to hibernation but

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Reptile Rehabilitation Qld

Reptile Rehabilitation Qld inc is a non-profit, volunteer-run organisation

But what do they do, and why is it so important? RRQi was established in May 2016. RRQI was developed from the realisation that there are no voices advocating for wild reptiles and amphibians. RRQI endeavours to fill this niche. There were no dedicated rescue/rehabilitation groups that dealt solely with reptile welfare. So the organisation was formed. They recognise the value of reptiles within our Queensland environment. The aim is to provide timely rescue for

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snake bite first aid

Snake Bite First Aid

It can be almost impossible to look at a snake bite and know if it is dangerous or not. We have tried to cover the best first aid treatment options depending on the type of snake involved and we really hope it helps. Our recommendation is that all snake bites are treated as potentially life-threatening. If you are bitten by a snake, call triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance. It is also important

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why do snakes hiss


Why do snakes hiss? We are all kind of familiar with the fact that snakes make a sound. Unlike other animals or us humans who can make other noises, snakes just have the one hiss. That noise that we hear is a reaction to whatever emotion, feeling, or reaction they have. In other words they hiss the same whether they feel threatened, are content or are hunting. For smaller snakes, it’s a quieter kind of

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Why does a snake shed its skin


Have you ever wondered why a snake shed its skin? It is really quite fascinating that reptiles have their own way of growing and maturing. Snakes shed their skin as they grow just as humans change their clothes. This is because it has outgrown its current skin. While humans “shed” millions of skin cells every day, snakes and other animals shed a layer of skin in one continuous piece, a process called ecdysis. An average

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snake in the attic

Snakes in the attic!

Picture the scene… You and the family are sitting one Sunday evening watching a film on the television. You hear rustling and a dragging sound and no, it isn’t part of the movie! Mum sends Dad up into the attic and he emerges two minutes later ashen white and trembling ever so slightly! What could have caused such a reaction? He came face to face with a 3-metre Carpet Python who until then was quite

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blue snakes

10 amazing facts about snakes you probably didn’t know

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

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Keelback snake

Keelback snake or Freshwater snake (Tropidonophis mairii)

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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Carpet python on a gate

Carpet python (Morelia spilota mcdowelli)

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. 

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brown snake

Eastern Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis)

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

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