June 2016

With the cooler weather starting to embrace Brisbane, the number of snake sighting and enquiries have taken a steady decline. Contrary though to popular belief, snakes don’t hibernate in winter – they just become far less active. The most common scenario at this time of year is the sighting of Coastal Carpet Pythons as they seek warm, sunny spots for thermoregulation in the immediate vicinity of suitable refugia. Carpet Python captures in June have been recorded from suburbs such as Jindalee, Richlands, Calamvale, Chapel Hill, Graceville, Toowong and Bellbowrie.

It’s also that time of year when we are often contacted regarding snakes in ceiling spaces, as species such a Carpet Pythons and Common Tree Snakes will often take up residence in roofs. Remember, we are available for roof inspections should you have concerns about a snake in your roof.

A few venomous species have also been encountered throughout June with Yellow-faced Whip Snakes captured at The Gap and Springfield, a Red-bellied Black Snake from Greenbank and an Eastern Brown Snake from Eagle Farm.