Queensland is home to a large variety of snakes and reptiles, many of which look similar and can be easily misidentified. The large population of snakes in the area makes finding a snake in your home or office quite common, but for the uninformed, this can become a tricky, and even dangerous, situation.
However, being able to identify a snake that enters your home or office can help you keep your family and pets safe until our snake catchers can get there to relocate any reptiles on the premises.
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!
It’s best not to assume that a snake is non-venomous, and to keep a safe distance from the snake as it may become panicked and lash out at you from fear. Don’t approach any snakes that you come across, and never try to pick one up or capture one without professional help.
The Snake Rescue Sunny Coast team are fully qualified and trained to identify, catch and provide expert snake removal and relocation services. We have been providing snake identification, 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 assistance in identifying or capturing a snake!
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Below is a list of some of the most common snakes found on the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland. This is not a complete list of snakes you may come across, so if you would like assistance in identifying a snake not found on this page, please be sure to contact us.
Common tree snakes have moderately large eyes with an elongated head. They have a long, slender body with scales varying in color from brown to green, to sky blue. The scales often have white or blue speckles. Belly scales are usually cream to yellow but can also be a light blue. They can grow up to 1 – 2m in length.
These large, thick snakes can grow to over 3 metres in length and weigh up to 10kg. They have a large head covered in small fragmented scales. There are defined heat pits on the lower jaw with less defined pits on their upper lip and snout. Their colour can vary greatly, though they mostly look carpet-coloured.
Red-bellied black snakes are moderately built and can grow to an average length 1.5 to 2 meters. Blackheaded, often with a brown snout,a nd barely larger than its neck. There are glossy jet-black scales on its back with vibrant red to pink coloration running down its flanks. Belly scales are red to pink with black bands.
These are small, freshwater snakes that grows to average lengths of 60 -75 cm. Their colors range from any shade of gray, brown, and olive, with dark bands across the back. Belly scales are normally a cream to light salmon-pink. The most defining feature is keeled scales that cover most of the body, which makes it rough to the touch.