The Sunshine Coast, like many other areas of Queensland, is home to a large number of snakes. The Sunshine Coast has a diverse range of snake species, not just the sub-species, and many home and business owners have seen these slippery reptiles on their properties in locations where they are not supposed to be.
Encountering a snake, especially in your home, garden, or office can be quite alarming – especially if that snake is potentially venomous. Knowing what to do in these situations, as well as who to call, can keep both you and the snake from harm.
Found a snake in your bedroom? Worried about snakes in the roof? You may need to call your local snake catcher!
Venomous Snakes On The Sunshine Coast
Some of the most venomous snakes found on the Sunshine Coast are listed below:
- Common or Eastern Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis)
- Coastal Taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus) – this snake is also known as the fierce snake, and can deliver a neurotoxic bite. It may be called the Sculptured Snake locally.
- Coastal Carpet Python (Morelia spilota metcalfei) – this sub-species of carpet python occurs along Australia’s eastern coast, including here on the Sunshine Coast. The venom from these snakes is not considered dangerous to humans, but they have very strong jaws and sharp teeth, so are best left alone!
- Mainland Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus)
Be Wary Around All Snakes
It is important to note that not all these snakes are found on the Sunshine Coast, some live in areas further inland. However, many of them do live here, and people should be conscious of this fact when contacting snake catchers or visiting friends and family who live near bush land or wetlands. Snakes come out at night – so if you have a shed or other out buildings where they may shelter during the day, take care!
Another important consideration is that even if a snake is non-venomous, it may still be dangerous. Some snakes have sharp teeth which can give a very painful bite! So don’t go picking up any old snake from your backyard or garden.
When To Call A Snake Catcher
There are several things to consider if you encounter a snake. First and foremost, is the snake venomous? Even though some snakes on the Sunshine Coast may only bite as a means of defense or as a way to escape, many people panic when they encounter any snake – venomous or not!
This fear is understandable, but it does mean that people can do more harm than good in trying to remove snakes from their property. If you think there is even a small chance that the snake could be dangerous, then it’s best to call for professional help and leave the snake alone.
Where To Find A Local Snake Catcher
The Sunshine Coast is home to the world’s largest snake catcher directory, and this can be a great place to start when you need a local snake catcher!
Snake Rescue Sunny Coast is a prompt and professional reptile and snake removal service that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, in rain, hail, or shine. They are fully qualified and trained to work with some of the world’s most venomous reptiles.
If you need a professional and licensed snake catcher, or if you just need some advice, please feel welcome to give them a call or send them an SMS as they are available at any time.
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