Below is a collection of common questions that our snake catchers often receive. We have compiled these togethor for you to make it easier when in need of our snake removal services
1. WHAT AREAS DO YOU SERVICE?
Brisbane South & North, Redlands City, Logan City, Moreton Bay & Caboolture
2. HOW MUCH DOES THE SERVICE COST?
The fees can vary depending on the distance travelled, after hours etc. However, generally, we charge a flat call out fee of $95 between the hours of 7 a.m-7 p.m, $120 between 7 p.m- 12 a.m and $150 between 12-6 a.m this fee includes the travel cost, time, risk involved, removal of the reptile, travel to Veterinary and admission if the reptile is injured or sick and appropriate relocation for the animals well being. Vet Bills for your pets and hospital time is not worth it so please do not hesitate to call us if necessary, some snakes have the potential to cause death or inflict serious health risks. Please note these fees are relevant whether the reptile is found or not due to our time and travel cost.
3. WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT OPTIONS
We are more than happy to take cash at the location, but we also provide a mobile Eftpos facility that accepts Debit/Credit cards for those who do not have cash on them at the time. This can be done when we arrive or on the phone prior to arrival.
4. ARE THERE ANY FREE SNAKE CATCHING SERVICES?
Unfortunately there is no such thing as a free snake catching service. the Council or the Parks and Wildlife Service do no offer free snake catching services either.
5. SHOULD I ATTEMPT REMOVING THE REPTILE MYSELF?
No! at no point should you attempt to remove a snake yourself ! without professional training many of our snakes are hard to identify as they come in many different sizes,shapes and colours. You should never assume that it is not a dangerous reptile. Legally, Only Government licensed snake catchers have approval to remove snakes. Don’t hesitate to call us on 0434 146 109 if you spot a snake on your property.
6. ARE THERE ANY VENOMOUS SNAKES IN BRISBANE?
Yes. We have many venomous snakes species in Brisbane for example the eastern brown snake which has the second most toxic venom in the world. A bite from a venomous snake could result in death or serious health issues/complications for yourself or your pets, do not risk it.
7. SHOULD I ATTEMPT TO INJURE OR KILL THE REPTILE
NO! our wildlife is protected protected under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 injuring, killing any wildlife can result in hefty fines and possible jail time. Also statistics show 90% of snake bites occur due to the person(s) trying to kill or capture the snake.
8. ARE THERE ANY CASE WHERE WE ARE UNABLE TO REMOVE THE SNAKE
In some rare cases due to health and safety risk we may refuse to remove a snake due to roof removals from asbestos buildings, unsafe heights, voltage risks etc.
9. WHY SHOULD I CALL OUT A SNAKE CATCHER?
Not only are you ensuring the safety of yourself, family and pets you are also doing the right thing by the animal. snakes are an integral part of our ecosystem and like any animal they deserve our respect. Snakes and reptiles are also protected under the Nature Conservation Act 1992, it is an offence to interfere with them unless you have the appropriate license to do so
10. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I FIND A SNAKE ON MY PROPERTY OR BUSINESS?
First of all ensure that all persons or pets are kept safely away from the snake.
If the snake is inside the house within a room close the door to that room and create a seal at the bottom of the door by rolling up towels to ensure the animal can’t escape from the enclosed room, make sure there are no gaps. If the snake is inside an open area in the house such as the Lounge room, kitchen etc close all the doors in the house to keep in the one area.
If the snake is outside it may move on by itself however if it does not bring any pets inside if possible and please do not hesitate to call us. Also Keep an eye on the snake within a safe distance until our arrival. If possible and safe to do you take a photo from your phone from a safe distance in zoom mode for us, this can help us identify it prior to arrival.