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Snake Catcher The Gap

Snake Catcher servicing The Gap, Ashgrove, Bardon, Paddington and surrounding areas.


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Snake Information.

  • Don’t panic!! When you see a snake remember it is likely it has seen you too. In the majority of cases snakes will retreat to nearby cover but on occasion will lay still in hope you will go away. A snake will not make a deliberate motion towards you unless provoked.
  • Keep a sharp eye on the snake. If you feel you may want the snake identified or further assistance, call for someone to grab your digital camera or the telephone. Fast moving species such as Common Tree Snakes or Eastern Brown Snakes usually head for cover if you leave the area. For identification of snakes in our region go to our snake id web page on our parent site. Snake Identification and Information.
  • Keep pets and people well away from the snake. The more interaction the snake has the more intimidated it will become. 95% OF SNAKE BITES OCCUR WHEN PEOPLE TRY TO CATCH OR KILL SNAKES. Don’t knowingly place yourself or those around you into the highest risk category. No snake left alone is dangerous. Allow a specialist to solve the problem for you if you feel relocation is required.
  • If the snake is inside your home/workplace it is paramount you keep a constant watch until your snake catcher arrives. Snake catchers are not magicians and snakes are exceptional at exiting an area undetected. A general search in most cases will not turn up your snake. If you cannot manage this then a damp towel jammed under the closed door will assist to keep the snake enclosed. Be sure to push the towel in with an implement to minimise the option of escape. Remember that snakes can hide in inaccessible places even in a single room and capture cannot be guaranteed if you don’t know where the snake is. Nothing replaces a constant watchful eye.
  • Snakes outside are generally temporary visitors that will leave your premises if left alone. With a little patience from yourself you will find the snake will vacate of its own accord. Remember that your snake has probably lived its entire life in suburban backyards without incident so why should this change just because you have seen it.
  • It makes sense to have the number of your local 24 hour licensed snake handler ready in case of a surprise snake encounter. Trying to find the number whilst endeavouring to keep watch on a snake is time consuming and delays any response to your situation. For a comprehensive suburb list go to the  Snake Catchers Brisbane Catcher Directory.
Eastern brown snake
Eastern Brown Snake.
Red-bellied Black snake
Red-bellied Black Snake.
Snake catcher the gap Coastal Carpet Python
Coastal Carpet Python.
Common tree snake
Common Tree Snake.

This snake advise is good practice to follow. For more safety tips have a look at our Snake safety around the home page along with our Snakes around the garden page for further valuable information on our site. A full inventory of snakes species relocated from homes over the past 20 years by the snake catcher for The Gap is provided below.

  • Carpet Python; The most commonly encountered snake by residents of most Brisbane suburbs.
  • Common Tree Snake: Often enters homes, an agile climber often removed by snake catchers.
  • Eastern Brown Snake: Occasionally encountered in more open streets and gardens.
  • Red-bellied Black Snake: Only occasionally encountered but usually near creeks and moister localities.
  • Brown Tree Snake: a nocturnal species that often enters homes via open windows after dark.
  • Yellow-faced Whip Snake: a common species that can occur in reasonable numbers even in a single area.
  • White Crowned Snake: a common snake in most gardens however quite cryptic.
  • Golden Crowned Snake: occasionally seen at night.
  • Dwarf Crowned Snake: highly cryptic and rarely seen.
  • Keelback Snake: common around watercourses and riparian areas.
  • Eastern Small-eyed Snake: a venomous species often found near natural woodland areas.
  • Marsh Snake: usually associated with riparian areas.
  • Spotted Python: very infrequently encountered but recorded adjacent to bush land areas

For further information on the snake species found in The Gap go to

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