Your Local snake removal specialist Ashgrove
Ashgrove is a leafy, inner city suburb characterised by moderately hilly terrain making it highly favorable to numerous snake species. Both high frequency and high species diversity are recorded by the Ashgrove snake catcher.
Carpet Pythons dominate the snakes captured by the snake catcher servicing calls for Ashgrove and surrounding suburbs such as Bardon and The Gap. Typical of those suburbs with leafy canopy structure, the Carpet Python is by far the most frequently seen species. As the regions largest snake it is a potential danger for small pets and caged birds.
The highly agile and prolific Common or Green Tree Snake is often seen moving quickly through vegetation and also commonly encountered once they have entered homes. These well adapted snakes occupy both terrestrial and arboreal habitats in a range of localities. These agile snakes are a common encounter within homes especially when doors and windows have been left open facilitating entry.
Of the venomous species, the Yellow-faced Whip Snake and White Crowned Snake are the most commonly encountered and relocated by the local snake catcher in Ashgrove. The highly venomous Red-belled Black Snake and the Eastern Brown Snake is very rarely recorded in the area.
A full inventory of snakes species relocated from homes over the past 20 years by the snake catcher for Ashgrove is provided below.
- Carpet Python; The most commonly encountered snake by residents of most Brisbane suburbs.
- Common Tree Snake: Often enters homes, an agile climber often removed by snake catchers.
- Eastern Brown Snake: Very rarely seen in Ashgrove, more frequent in nearby The Gap and Kenmore.
- Red-bellied Black Snake: Occasionally encountered in localities close to water courses and drainages.
- Brown Tree Snake: a nocturnal species that often enters homes via open windows after dark.
- Yellow-faced Whip Snake: a common species often in reasonable numbers even in a single area.
- White Crowned Snake: a common snake in most gardens however quite cryptic.
- Golden Crowned Snake: occasionally seen at night.
Trio of Verreaux’s Skinks
Our Catcher Removed a Trio of Skinks
The Verreaux’s Skink is often mistaken for a snake as they have a slender body and slither. The head, visible ears and tiny remnant legs are the best ways to distinguish them from snakes. We recommend getting in contact with a snake service if you are unsure for identification and removal. This trio was relocated by our snake catcher.
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Ashgrove snake catcher blog
This beautiful ‘blue’ Common Tree Snake was found by residents at Ashgrove sitting on a chair in their patio. Their dog was rather interested in the snake and our Brisbane Snake Catcher was called to remove and relocated the visitor before he might come to harm.
Hide and Seek
Residents at Arinya Road discovered this Carpet Python in a hedge in their garden which was subsequently caught and relocated by our Ashgrove Snake Catcher. The python certainly found a nice little hidden spot to have a rest in – just not hidden well enough!
This Coastal Carpet Python was relocated by our Ashgrove Snake Catcher from a property in Wonga Drive. The snake had curled up behind an air-conditioning unit – probably trying to keep cool out of the weekend heat!
Possum for Brekky
Our Brisbane Snake Catcher was called to a property in Stark Street, Ashgrove this morning where a Common Ringtail Possum ended up as a Carpet Python’s meal. The snake was hanging around the resident’s backyard pool when it caught and consumed the possum. The snake was subsequently caught and relocated by our snake catcher much to the resident’s relief. Just a normal predator/prey interaction playing out in suburban Brisbane!