Snake catchers:- call them, don't' kill snakes.

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  1. Recharge

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    list of snake catchers around QLD

    here's the QLD list, please add contacts if you know of them.

    the reason why, today I was called out to check on a python in a back yard, unfortunately it was already dead :upset:

    looks like it'd eaten a poisoned rat, it had the same colour as ratsack around it's lips, it was thin as a stick, died a lingering death :upset:

    I'd advise not to call Geoff (the owner of snake catcher) as he won't attend unless paid, and it's not raining (as in this case)

    but still, anyone is better than doing nothing.

    please don't kill snakes, they are wonderful creatures, I, Bern and several other forum members keep them, and we love them to bits.

    feeling quite upset, this snake was as big as mine :(

    [​IMG] this is Moo, she's such a sweetie :D
     
  2. D-TwiZzY

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    is that snake poisonous?

    do you have the anti-venoms like in snakes on a plane :p ??
     
  3. Wrasse

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    Poo, Poo ! Her name is Poo !! ;)

    Thanks for the list Recharge. That will be very handy come the warmer weather.

    Queensland members can also call: EPA Hotline (All enquiries – 24 hrs) 1300 130 372 for a list of native animal rescuers and carers.

    Other states will need to call their local native wildlife managing body. A quick google will give all the answers required.

    Sad to hear about the callout you just had. :( Unfortunately, once ratsack makes it's way into the system, there isn't much you can do about it. :(
     
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    no, it's a python silly, they are constrictors, they have no venom at all.
    but they like plane rides ;P

    snakes are shipped around Australia daily ;) there's almost always a snake on a plane somewhere :eek: :p
     
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    [Edit] Posts regarding killing animals are not alowed in this forum, as per the sticky.
     
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    why not take the time to learn what is and isn't dangerous?

    a python is totally harmless, a green (blue/yellow etc) snake is also totally harmless!

    there are a HEAP of totally harmless snakes in Australia, they do you a favor by hunting rats, mice and birds nesting in your house.

    there is NO reason to kill harmless snakes AT ALL.

    hell, even admitting you've killed snakes in public could get you in a lot of trouble, they are a PROTECTED species.

    please, take some time and learn what isn't dangerous, and don't kill them.
     
  7. MrRand0m

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    Agree 100% - in Australia its pretty easy to tell which ones are deadly and which ones are harmless.... I think we have gotten two red bellies before, and one tiger. No way those things are escaping alive from our place - its just too risky.

    I'm a fan of snakes in general - I want one as a pet but there is no way i'm taking the risk of having deadly ones around.
     
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    fair enough

    any good site you can reccomend with pics of Aussie snakes (good vs bad?)
     
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    constrictors being they wrap around the prey and kill it?

    so do pythons bite? if a python bit you would anything happen?

    sorry curiosity has gotten the better of me and cant be bothered googling :tongue:
     
  10. MrRand0m

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    Yeah, it would probably hurt like hell! They still have teeth don't they!!!

    No poison as far as I am aware.
     
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    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL SAYING THIS!

    Dont give regular joes a false sense of security, "hey i'll look at some pictures and i'll know whats what.. easy".

    If you see a snake.. dont go near it people.. get someone qualified in to get rid of it. If you or someone else is in immediate danger then remove yourself from the area. If you cant do that then go ahead and lop its head off (this is a last resort option and regardless of what people say in here about them being protected etc you will not be prosecuted for defending yourself if cornered.. which will most likely never happen with snakes unless you have done something to piss it off.. or have live mice dangling from your genitalia - you kinky bastards..).

    Yes.. i've killed snakes in the past. When you just cant get them to bugger off from around drill rigs you are working around you have to. Do all i can to remove them first.. kill only as a last resort.

    Human safety comes before reptile life. If you want to argue against that point then go nuts.. you wont get a response that doesnt include the words "Are", "You", "Serious", "Freaking" and "Nutjob".

    *Killing things sux. :(*
     
  12. MrRand0m

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    Doesn't mean that you should go and pick it up. But yes, its not overly hard to tell the difference.

    You have about 5 main species of deadly snakes. Tiger, Copperhead, Black, Taipan, Brown - I think there may be one or two more in the most dangerous category. They are all pretty easy to identify when compared to a python or a green tree snake.
     
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    We are in full agreement but my situation may be slightly different to yours... I see a lot of the dodgier snakes at the places i work so i am overly careful with how things go around them (plus i was nailed by a taipan when i was 12 - lucky it didnt get any venom off.. and a red-back spider when i was 10.. tends to make you pretty cautious.. twice bitten, thrice shite scared and all that).

    Dont see too many green tree snakes in the middle of WA.. so yeah.. all snakes are viewed as deadly until proven otherwise for me. :)
     
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    if you check out that linky in my first post, it has pictures of heaps of snakes.

    nothing bright green through yellow (green tree snakes and pythons) are dangerous.

    one page for snakes

    also check google images, and there are heaps of snake books to be found with pictures and information.

    and python bites hurt a little, but as I said, are completly harmless.
     
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    All Tassie Snakes are venomous

    Hi All

    FYI the 3 spieces of snakes in Tas are venomous, Tiger, Copperhead and White Lipped Whip Snakes and it is illegal to kill any as they are all protected. There is an organisation (non profit and no gov funding) called Reptile Rescue. They will generally only ask for petrol money.
     
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    I'll find the details I ahve around here for Mackay snake catchers and add them later.
     
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    and oh happy news! Moo (my python) has laid eggs! 10! (not bad for first season) so in a few weeks, I'll have a few babies to try and look after :eek:
     
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    We have black snakes that sometimes wander into the native bush part of our yard, which borders onto a bushy acre or two. I understand that blacks are seldom aggressive and prey on brown snakes. So far we've seen several blacks and no browns. I think I would be mad to have the black snakes removed, they don't go where the kids play or anywhere near our dogs, so...

    Would experienced snake handlers recommend I remove the black snakes?
     
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    I'd call your local parks and wildlife and get a list of local snake catchers ;)
    less risk to your life ;) *just in case*
     
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    I'd recommend getting them removed. Just because they haven't gone near those other areas yet, doesn't mean they won't - if they need food they'll wander anywhere. If they weren't venomous then I'd say leave them, but since they are I don't think it's worth the risk (especially with kids and dogs).
     

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