News

List of snake catcher numbers for the Fraser Coast

FRASER COAST SNAKE CATCHERS

1.       Chris Muller - 0469 474 440

2.       CJM Wildlife Services - 0409 474 440

3.       Fraser Coast Wildlife Solutions - 0415 833 512

4.       Roy McGrath - 0418 745 329

5.       Mick's Snake Removal - 0415 064 130

6.       Wendy Foxton - 0437 591 196

7.       Paul Herdman Snake Capture and Removal - 0428 716 251

 

A FRASER Coast snake catcher has his phone ready for the next call as the snake season heats up.

Chris Muller, who has been handling snakes since he was a teenager, said there had been an increase in calls for snake removal from across the region. 

Closer to home, Chris has been called out to release snakes from the Dundowran area with one in a garage and another in a ceiling.

RECENT SNAKE BITES

Woman taken to Hervey Bay Hospital after snake bite

Teen hospitalised with suspected snake bite

UPDATE: Young boy bitten by snake

He said while snakes were more prevalent in semi-rural properties, they were also out and about in suburbia.

 

"I have green tree snakes in my backyard in Urangan," Chris said.

 

As a snake catcher with plenty of experience under his belt, Chris's biggest message for the community is "If you leave snakes alone they will leave you alone," and if in doubt call a snake catcher.

AREAS WHERE SNAKES ARE ABOUT

-          In backyard trees

-          Bushland at rural properties

-          Sheds, in particular messy sheds

-          In the roof and in garages

-          Where there is a food source, for example chicken houses and bird cages

-          Pools and other water sources

-          Cool and shady spots, which can include in homes

Another Fraser Coast snake catcher Mick Burbury said the warmer weather meant snakes were in search of a cooler place to curl up in, which included inside homes.

Mick is expecting a lot of browns this season and he's had eight calls for snake removal from Bundaberg alone this week.

"We've got some of the deadliest snakes in the world and they can get very aggressive when they're aggravated…it's not something to take lightly," he said. 

Have you had to call a snake catcher recently? We'd like to share your experience. Email amy.formosa@frasercoastchronicle.com.au and don't forget to include a contact number. 

Topics:  animals fraser coast snake catcher snakes



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

POLICE: 'We don't want to lose anybody these holidays'

"Don't let your party end in tragedy".

Bay retiree saved wounded in attack on Pearl Harbour

RSL Care Baycrest resident Mary McDonald was a nurse at Pearl Harbour when the bombs dropped in.

December 7, 1941 was the day that bombs fell from the sky.

Hervey Bay develops "beyond wildest dreams"

GROWING: An arial shot of the Urraween area in 1961,where St Stephens Hospital is today.

From small, seaside town to regional hub.

Local Partners

Bay retiree saved wounded in attack on Pearl Harbour

Today is the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Pearl Harbour and it brings back heavy memories for Mary McDonald.


Man builds playground entirely out of packing tape

Artist Eric Lennartson is in the process of completing his huge tape sculpture at the Ipswich Art Gallery.

VIDEO:And here's where you can play on it.

Where to meet Santa on the Fraser Coast these holidays

Santa Claus is coming to the Fraser Coast. Four year old Jorja Dowman has been visiting Santa in the shopping centre since she was just six months old.

Don't miss your chance to tell him what's on your wishlist!

Countdown to Woodford Folk Festival begins

ECONOMIC BOON: Woodford Folk Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.  Photo Contributed

The first larger-than-life inhabitants have stepped into Woodfordia

Rogue One keeps Star Wars excitement alive

Felicity Jones in a scene from the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

GEORGE Lucas spin-off to hold fans over until Episode VIII.

MOVIE REVIEW: Bad Santa 2

Billy Bob Thornton and Brett Kelly in a scene from Bad Santa 2.

NAUGHTY Santa sequel falls flat.

Coldplay bathes Brisbane fans in sea of colour

Chris Martin, lead singer of British rock band Coldplay, performs at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Coldplay are in Australia for a five-show tour. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

Frontman Chris Martin drapes himself in Australian flag

Sia, Keith Urban top Aussie Grammy nominations

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban at the 50th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards

Beyonce dominates with nine nods for 2017 Grammy Awards

New gallery connects humanity and nature

One of Craig Parry's amazing images to be shown at the gallery.

Well known photographer to display one metre images

Hailey Baldwin: I don't understand Taylor Swift's squad

Hailey Baldwin has taken a quick stab at Taylor Swift and co.

Council opens up on 'secret' private development companies

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Couple's desperate $550K price drop to sell Gladstone home

Brian Headley and Kirstene Staib are selling their Kin Kora mansion for $750,000.

TELL tale sign of Gladstone's property market.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!