Weekends 8AM to 10PM, afterhours surcharge, yavapai County. Western Diamond Back Rattlesnake, snake, snake, if Snake comes into your Dreams. They are often found in trees or under rocks searching for prey. News crews were on the scene as the snake was captured and confirmed to be a non venomous Coastal Carpet Python. Inspect daily as rats and mice sometimes dig holes that then allow a snake to enter. The good news is you no longer have an issue with rats or possums. That being said never assume a snake is sleeping because even in winter they can wake and defend themselves. Another surprise for march was this Green Tree Snake in the cistern of a toilet.
This amazing creature was somewhat defensive which made for some great photos. Surprisingly he had another shot at me when I was releasing him and I was lucky to catch it on camera, even if a little blurry. This picture shows a carpet snake tucked up in a garage. This Red-bellied Black snake made his way up into the toilet from the sewer, ate a Green Tree Frog and vanished back down into the sewer. Again I was impressed at the number of callers who were happy to leave the snakes once they had been identified as non venomous. After an outing to the Eatons Hill Hotel the victim went for a walk near the local golf course. Temperatures were high and it was one of the warmest on record.
The carpet python can inflict a nasty bite whilst the green tree snake is mostly harmless. They play an important role in many ecosystems by keeping the population of rodents (some of which are disease carriers) at a constant, low level. Here are a few that specialise on snakes and reptiles. Our thoughts are with the Pails family and those who knew Ms Pails. As more and more snakes appear in the suburbs of Brisbane it is important to keep your yards tidy. To avoid snakes being attracted to your house always ensure pet food is kept in air tight containers. In Queensland for instance it is likely spring through to autumn.
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