Snake Catcher Blog
Tell me about fangs!
December 9, 2015

Most people are aware that many snakes have fangs which are involved in the delivery of venom. What is not well understood is how snake fangs actually work. This post is “fangs 101” providing a basic description of the different fang types and how they work. Firstly to warrant having fangs it makes sense to […]

Envenomation rates for brisbane snakes
November 24, 2015

At the mention of snakes many people envision a mindless killing machine hell bent on biting them for the mere sake of it! This couldn’t be further from the truth. Snakes are incredibly secretive animals that avoid humans at all costs and will only bite when they are threatened and feel they have no other […]

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 […]