Professional Snake Catcher Brisbane Northside
Robert Watson is a professional snake remover in the Brisbane North and Brisbane West. Robert’s house is a refuge for some of the Australian animals who have been removed from their homes making sure they are well fed and live in a safe and comfortable environment.
We relocate snakes from Brisbane West, as far out as Ipswich through to North West Samford and surrounding Samford Valley area, through to Caboolture, Redcliffe, Sandgate, to the inner city and all areas in between Mitchelton, Ferny Grove, Toowong, The Gap, Kedron, Stafford, Enoggera, Banyo, Deagon etcetera.
Important Notes Before Calling
As Robert is a snake and animal enthusiast not a pest control man. He wants to make sure the snake is kept safe just as much as you are kept safe when faced with a snake on your property. It is illegal to destroy our Native Australian fauna and snakes relocated must be placed within 5 kilometres of where they are found.
It’s vitally important to keep a safe eye on the snake while waiting for someone to arrive. If you lose the snake it makes it very hard for us to find it and digging through dark and tight spaces is not something you want to do when facing a poisonous snake. Additionally a call out fee will still be applicable as our time will be wasted locating an animal that does not want to be found.
If you do manage to lose the snake we will take all precautions and steps necessary to locate the animal however only if it is safe to do so as being bitten can have a serious effect on work, health and even life. Additionally finding and removing a snake requires a great deal more effort than just a simple removal.
Do the right thing for the animal and contact Robert today. Please keep the above points in mind when calling and if you look at the below images of common snakes you should be able to identify the breed.
Common Snake Species
Found around Brisbane and South East Queensland
For a full list please visit http://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/snakes_of_southeast_queensland.html
Low Toxicity Snakes
( Morelia spilota variegata )
( Tropidonophis mairii )
( Boiga irregularis )
Highly Toxic Snakes
( Pseudonaja textilis )
( Pseudechis porphyriacus )
What to do in case of emergency
Firstly STOP and take a long deep breath, you’re going to be alright. Stay cool, calm and collected. Staying calm will keep your heart rate low and will likely save your life if the snake bite is poisonous. Staying calm will prolong the time it takes the bite to kill you, understanding this point is vitally important. Snake bites can cause death in extreme cases and more commonly permanent physical and/or mental damage.
If you or someone you are with are bitten by a snake please try to identify the snake quickly using this link to QLD Gov website. Do not spend long on this task, maximum 1 minute. If you are uncertain/in doubt of the species or identify it as a poisonous snake take the injured person to hospital as quickly as possible or call an ambulance. If you yourself have been bitten and are not with someone who can drive you then you must call an ambulance. It is not a good idea to drive yourself if you have been bitten as you may encounter paralysis whilst driving and then have a car accident.
It is best to let the wound bleed out rather than trying to stop it, unless a major artery has been hit. However if you are feeling anxious about doing nothing, you can try to slow the blood flow to the area while waiting for medical attention. Note: Do not use a tourniquet such as a belt or torn piece of shirt and cut off blood supply as it can lead to necrosis. The best method is to use a restrictive bandage which doesn’t completely cut off blood flow but restricts it. Make sure to start the bandage about 10cm above the wounded area. Additionally make sure the bandage is not too tight as it will completely stop the flow of blood which can lead to necrosis (and amputation).