The Sunshine Coast is home to a wide selection of wildlife – including about 20 species of snake, most of which are venomous! Snakes often enter homes, businesses, or other sources of shelter in search of food and warmth.
If a snake does enter your home or business, please be sure to contact us right away for assistance in snake identification and snake catching. We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year!
The Sunshine Coast is known for its resident snake population. More often than not, business owners and residents in the area may spot a snake in their garden – or, worse still, within their homes or offices! Snake Rescue Sunny Coast provides in-depth house, yard, and roof inspections across the Sunshine Coast, helping residents capture, and safely relocate snakes and reptiles.
If you suspect a snake may be living on your property or within your home, you can contact the Snake Rescue Sunny Coast team to stop by and conduct a full-scale inspection of the property or area in question. We will ask you some questions to establish whether the presence of the snake is ongoing, or if a snake may have just passed through. We’ll be sure to note any obvious signs of snake activity, like shedded skin or other waste products, and check all possible points of entry the snake might have used to access your home or yard.
If possible, a snake will get into your roof, ceiling, or attic space. These areas are generally dark, and can be warm or moist, and would naturally attract a snake’s attention – especially if that snake were searching for safety or a resting place.
Contact us now for a full house, yard, or roof inspection.
We understand that snakes aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. However, it’s important to remember that snakes serve a crucial purpose in the balance of nature, and can actually make our lives easier by maintaining pest populations and keeping our homes free of disease-ridden rodents.
In most situations, any snake you encounter is likely to be more afraid of you than you are of it! For this reason, avoid intentionally harming snakes and refrain from trying to capture a snake yourself. There are a number of considerably dangerous snakes on the Sunshine Coast, and some do find their way into homes, sheds, garages and even offices. It isn’t always possible to tell what type of snake you are dealing with, especially if the snake is frightened and trying to flee or hide. However, some snakes may become aggressive when they feel threatened, and you may not be able to tell whether the snake in front of you is venomous or not, meaning that any contact you have with the snake could be potentially harmful or even fatal.
The Snake Rescue Sunny Coast team are fully licensed and trained to catch snakes and provide expert snake removal and relocation services. We have been providing snake catching, removal and relocation services for snakes and reptiles on the Sunshine Coast for over eight years. Our passion for Australia’s wildlife, extensive experience and love of snakes makes us the best choice if you need a snake catcher on the Sunshine Coast!
Fortunately, there are a few ways to tell if you’ve started to receive unwanted attention from a wandering snake. Like any animal, there are traces of snake activity that are left behind and can serve as indicators of not only the type of snake, but also its activity – and whether or not it intends to make your home a permanent residency!
Here are some signs there may be a snake living in your garden, your roof, or within your property:
Many snake species – both venomous and non-venomous – moult or shed in order to grow bigger. If you come across shedded snake skin, there has likely been a snake in the area. This does not necessarily mean that they have remained there, however.
Snakes will seek out small, dark, and often damp places when searching for food, looking for a place to rest, or to hide in. Beneath flooring, within the ceiling or roof, or even unfrequented rooms in the house can quickly become snake hot-spots. If you hear strange thuds or other noises coming from non-inhabited spaces within your home, you may be dealing with a resident snake.
If you once suffered a mice or rat problem but haven’t seen any rodents lately – and you didn’t set traps for them specifically – your resident snake may have taken care of the problem! Snakes are notoriously adept at keeping pest numbers to a minimum.
When you see a snake on your premises, the most important thing is to keep an eye on it and take a photograph from a safe distance if possible. Getting a photo of the snake aids in identifying it and advising you whether the snake is hazardous to you, your pets, or your children.
Photos also aid us in our search and enable us to identify the snake and determine whether it is venomous or arboreal, among other things. It tells us whether we should be looking for it in trees and bushes or beneath rocks and substrate.
If the snake is non-venomous or weakly venomous, you might not mind having it around – snakes like the Cain toad-eating Keelback snake, or the “mobile mouse traps” carpet python and brown tree snakes, actually help keep your home and garden free of pests! If the snake is mildly venomous or highly venomous, we recommend removing it regardless of there being children and pets in the home.
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