The month of December has been drier than expected with minimal rain resulting in a general suppression of peak snake activity. Snake catchers have reported fewer snake removals than previous December periods with the most prevalent species being Carpet Pythons.
Suburbs such as Karalee and Bellbird Park saw multiple carpet python captures with a tidy 2600mm specimen removed from a chook pen by one of our snake catchers in Jindalee. A nice Eastern Brown Snake around 1500mm was taken from a Richlands home.
A notable capture was a 1200mm Spotted Python from Brassall in Ipswich. Although historically recorded in the area this species is rarely seen in suburban situations and may have been an escaped captive.