Snakes

of South East Queensland

Snakes

of South East Queensland

Snakes of South East Queensland

The South East Corner of Qld is home to a high density and diversity of snake species covering a range of vegetation communities and geographical locations. Our snake catcher often encounter the highly charismatic and abundant Carpet Python, the harmless Common Tree Snake and the highly venomous Eastern Brown Snake all which are found with regularity in the suburban environment. Other more inconspicuous species are found in and around the home with some restricted to only particular vegetation types or specific localities. Venomous species outnumber the harmless Colubrids and Pythons, however only a very small percentage of these are regarded as medically significant when considering potential harm to humans.

Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need a snake catcher?
Under the Nature & Conservation Act 1992, it is an offence to interfere with a protected animal, including snakes. Only properly licensed persons are allowed to catch snakes. Also, it is extremely dangerous and not worth the risk to yourself or your family.
How much does it cost to have a snake caught and removed?
Prices vary but isn’t a costly as vet bills or your time in hospital.
Is there a free snake removal service available?
No, unfortunately Council or the Parks and Wildlife Service do not provide a free snake removal service. Our fees are not that expensive to ensure the safety of your family and pets.
How many venomous species of snake are in Queensland?
We have a large number of venomous snakes including the Eastern Brown Snake which has the 2nd most potent venom of any land snake in the world. Although some may not be as toxic, many people can suffer an anaphylactic reaction to their venom which could mean death. Don’t risk it! Call for a Logan Snake Catcher! Content
What should I do if I see a snake?

In your yard:
Ensure all persons and pets are kept away from the snake. It will most likely move off on it’s own but, if it won’t move off, keep and eye on it from a safe distance and call us.

In your home:
Ensure all persons and pets are kept away from the snake. Close off doors and put rolled up towels or similar under the door. Call us and we will come and remove it.

Don’t forget, if possible and safe to do so, take a photo of the snake so we know what it is. You can also upload it to us for identification at our main site www.snakecatchers.com.au

How can I pay?

We accept Cash or we have Credit/Debit card facilities.

Most commonly encountered snakes of South East Qld

Eastern Brown snake

Eastern Brown Snake

Pseudonaja textilis

Red-bellied Black snake

Red-Bellied Black Snake

Pseudechis porphyriacus

Coastal Carpet Python

Coastal Carpet Python

Morelia spilota sub sp. mcdowelli

Common Tree snake

Common Tree Snake

Dendrelaphis punctulata

Yellow-Faced Whip Snake

Yellow-Faced Whip Snake

Demansia psammophis

White Crowned Snake

White Crowned Snake

Cacophis harriettae

Other common suburban snakes of South East Qld.

Brown Tree Snake

Brown Tree Snake

Boiga irregularis

Keelback

Keelback

Tropidonophis mairii

Small-eyed Snake

Small-eyed Snake

Cryptophis nigrescens

Golden Crowned Snake

Golden Crowned Snake

Cacophis squamulosus

Red-napped Snake

Red-naped Snake

Furina diadema

Marsh Snake

Marsh Snake

Hemiaspis signata

Infrequently encountered snakes of South East Qld

Spotted Python

Spotted Python

Antaresia maculosa

Stephen's Banded

Stephen's Banded

Hoplocephalus stephensii

Pale-headed Snake

Pale-headed Snake

Holocephalus bitorquatus

Blind Snake

Blind Snake

Ramphotyphlops Sp

Bandy Bandy

Bandy Bandy

Vermicella annulata

Australian Coral Snake

Australian Coral Snake

Brachyurophis australis

Coastal Taipan

Coastal Taipan

Oxyuranus scutellatus

Common Death Adder

Common Death Adder

Acanthophis antarcticus

Tiger Snake

Tiger Snake

Notechis scutatus

Grey Snake

Grey Snake

Hemiaspis damelii

Lesser Black Whip Snake

Lesser Black Whip Snake

Demansia vestigiata

Carpentaria Whip Snake

Carpentaria Whip Snake

Cryptophis boschmai

Spotted Black Snake

Spotted Black Snake

Pseudechis guttatus

Rough Scaled Snake

Rough Scaled Snake

Tropidechis carinatus

Dwarf Crowned Snake

Dwarf Crowned Snake

Cacophis krefftii

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Photo ID Photo ID

Did you know WildlifeQld offers a snake identification service. For our snake identification service simply use the upload form on www.snakecatchers.com.au We provide our Australian snake identification service free of charge and always welcome high quality images for potential inclusion on our website. This service is not just for Queensland snake identification but for all snake id across Australia.