Snake Catcher Blog
Venom… what is it good for?
November 24, 2015

We all know of the numerous nasty effects of venom when introduced to the human cardiovascular system but many of us aren’t aware that there are a number of positive uses also… Below I outline some for your viewing pleasure; – The venom of the infamous Australian elapids the Eastern Brown snake and the Coastal […]

Venomous vs. poisonous… What’s the difference?
November 24, 2015

One of the most frequent questions I receive as a snake catcher is “is this snake poisonous”. Well, in Australia at least, the answer is always NO.. Australia has a large number of venomous snakes (140 including seasnakes actually) but a total of 0 poisonous ones. It does however have poisonous animals, the cane toad […]

I want a pet snake in QLD!
November 24, 2015

It may surprise you to learn that for a lot of people a snake actually makes the perfect pet! They take very little of your time – requiring only to be feed approximately once per week (depending on the snake and age class), regular topping up of a water bowl and a once or twice […]

If its not a snake then what is it???
November 24, 2015

Often times I will turn up to a snake call out to find the ‘snake’ is actually not a snake at all… Some of the pseudosnakes I encounter include; – The most common snake impostor by far is the blue tongued (or pink tongued) skink. Often people will see the end of a tail disappearing […]

Snake Bite First Aid
November 24, 2015

As a general rule snakes are a secretive timid animal that are unlikely to want to waste their physiologically expensive venom on an animal they are going to be unable to prey upon. However, in rare cases as a result of either provocation or just wrong time wrong place bites can occur. For this reason […]

Red-bellied Black Snake
November 24, 2015

Red-bellied Black Snake Pseudechis porphyriacus The red-bellied black snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus) has a slightly better reputation with the brisbane public than the eastern brown. Like most ‘black snakes’ the red-belly is disinclined to bite and generally very placid but with sufficient provocation bites have occurred. Despite this the red-belly has never been linked to a human […]

Eastern Brown Snake
November 24, 2015

Eastern Brown Snake Pseudonaja textilis As a snake catcher and wildlife ecologist from brisbane I get contacted all the time to remove the infamous and highly venomous ‘brown snake’ from a persons home or business. More often than not I arrive to find that the snake has been misidentified by the caller and amazingly they […]

Snake proofing your home
November 24, 2015

Hi all, Over the winter months the most common callout I receive involves carpet pythons. When temperatures are low snakes go into a state known as brumation where they reduce their activity levels and ride out the colder months somewhere warm, hidden and preferably with a food source. For large bodied climbing snakes that can […]