The suburbs of Warner, Petrie, Strathpine and Murrumba Downs are established suburbs that support both residential and commercial property types. The more open vegetative structure, suburban estates and gardens coupled with the heavy modification of environments due to some commercial land use sees the snake species composition here shift from those found in some of the more leafy suburbs. The presence of riparian habitats along One Mile Creek, Four Mile Creek, Yebri Creek and the South Pine River allows for transient movement of terrestrial snake species into and around adjacent properties.
These suburbs support good numbers of the highly venomous Eastern Brown Snake which is well known to the snake catcher who services this area, Hot spots for this species include Warner, Petrie, Brendale and Murrumba Downs. Other venomous species include the easily distinguished Red-bellied Black Snake and the secretive Eastern Small-eyed Snake.
The non-venomous Keelback Snake and the Common Tree Snake are very commonly encountered in factories and residential properties of Lawnton, Bray Park, Joyner and Bracken Ridge. Carpet Pythons still figure highly amongst snake removal activities however not as frequently as other suburbs of Brisbane.
A full inventory of snakes species relocated over the past 20 years by the Northern Suburbs and Snake Catcher in the suburbs of Warner, Petrie, Strathpine and Murrumba Downs 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: Commonly encountered in these suburbs.
- Red-bellied Black Snake: Only occasionally encountered but usually near creeks and moister localities.
- Yellow-faced Whip Snake: a common species that can occur in reasonable numbers even in a single area.
- White Crowned Snake: a common snake in most gardens however quite cryptic.
- Keelback Snake: common around watercourses and riparian areas.
- Eastern Small-eyed Snake: a venomous species often found near natural woodland areas.
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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