Snake Catcher Blog
February Snake Catcher Update
March 10, 2017

Snake sightings in Brisbane remained high throughout February with callouts for our snake catchers both day and night! February unfortunately saw our snake catchers called to a number of domestic residences to find carpet pythons consuming domestic cats and small domestic dogs. Although fairly rare it serves as an important reminder to us to be […]

January Snake Catcher Update
February 18, 2017

In January, Brisbane was heatwave city with temperatures regularly in the mid to high 30’s! This has meant our busiest periods have been from mid-afternoon all the way through to mid-morning with only sporadic mid-day callouts for snakes sheltering from the heat in garages and sheds.   Red-bellied black snakes, common tree snakes and yellow-faced […]

December Snake Catcher Update
January 12, 2017

December has been scorching hot with regular storms creating very favorable conditions for our scaly friends and keeping snake catchers on their toes.   We have been getting an ever-widening variety of snake species turn up as the mercury has risen. Yellow-faced whip snakes – not seen for a number of months prior – have […]

November Snake Catcher Update
December 4, 2016

Summer is definitely on the way with the mercury rising and ceiling fans and aircon units going into overdrive Brisbane wide! As always this period has snake catchers excited with not only increased snake movement but also spikes in the sightings of some less common Brisbane reptiles.   November did not deviate from the script […]

August Brisbane Snake Catcher Update
September 9, 2016

With temperatures trending upwards resulting in a particularly warm and humid August our Brisbane snake catchers have been kept very busy.   A notable capture from last month resulted in 6 tree snakes being removed from a single felled hollow tree. This made for some great pics!   The most common snake Brisbane residents have […]

July Brisbane Snake Catcher Update
August 4, 2016

The temperature in SE QLD has been highly variable this July making life interesting for our Brisbane snake catchers.   Generally July is the slowest month for snake sightings and call outs, which has held true for much of the month. However, we have had a few unseasonably warm periods with snakes taking advantage and […]

May Brisbane Snake Catcher Update
June 1, 2016

Well the winter snap has finally hit and with it a marked reduction in snake sightings around Brisbane. While snakes are still moving around they are being very selective with when – highlighted by periods of the office phone ringing off the hook and periods with limited action! The month of May has seen the […]

March Brisbane Snake Catcher Update
April 8, 2016

March has seen a slow down in snake sightings as the temperature starts to cool as we leave summer. However, snakes are still moving in all suburbs albeit with slightly reduced frequency.   Carpet pythons and tree snakes continue to pop up with high regularity Brisbane wide with Red-bellied Black snakes also a common sighting […]

A deadly Brisbane snake you haven’t met?
December 18, 2015

Rough-scaled Snake (Tropidechis carinatus)   The rough-scaled snake is a less common visitor to suburban Brisbane or Gold Coast backyards and a much lesser known snake for this reason. This is due mainly to the fact that rough-scaled snakes are infrequently found in disturbed areas away from their preferred habitats – rainforest, wet sclerophyll forest […]

Can snakes breathe during feeding?
December 11, 2015

Often snakes will feed on very large prey items many times bigger and wider than their heads and bodies. To facilitate this a snake’s bottom jaw is in two parts allowing it to effectively “walk” its jaw along the body of its prey until it has completely swallowed its meal. As impressive as this method […]