Snake Catcher Blog
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 […]

April Brisbane Snake Catcher Update
May 5, 2016

The slowdown in snake sightings experienced during March reversed slightly during April with more of our scaly friends showing up around Brisbane suburbs. While obviously not at summer peaks this is still welcome news for snake lovers and terrible news for suffers of Ophidiophobia – the fear of snakes!   Carpet pythons seemed to have […]

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 […]

Brisbane Snake Catcher Update For February!
March 4, 2016

February has been a busy time for our Brisbane snake catchers with snakes on the move in all suburbs.   While as usual carpet pythons and tree snakes continue to be the most commonly sighted snakes we are beginning to see an increase in a number of other species – both venomous and non-venomous.   […]

Brisbane Snake Catcher Update For January
February 4, 2016

The Brisbane region has been delivering hot humid weather throughout January resulting in large numbers of snake sightings and a continuation in the high volume of callouts experienced by our snake catchers throughout December.   Carpet pythons and tree snakes continue to be the most common culprits – turning up everywhere from back yards to […]

Non-venomous doesn’t mean defenseless!
January 18, 2016

One of the most commonly encountered snakes in suburban Brisbane is the common tree snake (Dendrelaphis punctulata). This inoffensive, non-venomous snake is completely harmless to humans and for many is a welcome visitor to their backyards. Being harmless to humans however doesn’t mean it is completely without defences with the common tree snake (along with […]

December 2015 Brisbane Snake Activity
January 5, 2016

With the warmer humid weather and more people around home for Christmas the number of snake sightings and callouts for our Brisbane and Gold Coast snake catchers has increased dramatically.   Carpet python and tree snake sightings still hold the number one and two spots but a number of other snake species are now turning […]

Don’t Stick Your Tongue Out At Me!
December 23, 2015

Anyone lucky enough to observe a snake will likely notice that the animal constantly flicks its tongue as it negotiates its environment. The reason for this is that snakes have something called the Jacobson’s organ that provides a particularly interesting sense – chemoreception. This organ is part of the olfactory system and is comprised of a patch […]

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 […]