Animal Diaries Archive
What a catch!
28 October 2005No, I'm not talking about the cricket. Coming into summer means a busy time for the reptile section regarding the capture and release of wild snakes that are cruising around people's living space. With hoop bag and hook at the ready at all times, a lot of the reptile crew often are very eager to help out the surrounding communities with any wildlife issues such as a whopping big carpet python sunning itself on the front veranda and making Granny very nervous.
Just last week I had the opportunity to head out on a 'snake call'. It was a decent sized Eastern Brown Snake, which clocks up at the second most venomous snake in the world.
These particular snakes can cause some distress to the residents when they have an encounter in the backyard. But never fear, if you really don't want this awesome Australian critter at your joint, the snake catchers of Australia Zoo can head out and remove them to another suitable habitat.
The following is an example of the types of snakes we are most likely to find based on our experience so far this season.
Carpet Python 60%
Eastern Brown 20%
Red-bellied Black 5%
Other species 10%
As you can see, most often the culprit is harmless. If left alone any snake will be sure to head on its way. Until next time, see you later!