Category Archives: CATCHING SNAKES

Queensland snake catcher finds green tree frog devouring deadly coastal taipan

A north Queensland snake catcher says seeing a green tree frog devour a highly venomous snake was a “once-in-a-lifetime experience”.

Jamie Chapel was called out to a Townsville property on Tuesday night to catch the coastal taipan, considered one of Australia’s deadliest species.

He was halfway there when the client told him a frog was eating the snake.

When he arrived at the property, the “quite large” frog had eaten all but the head of the 20-25cm taipan.

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Venomous Australian red-bellied black snake found hiding in garage among cables

A venomous red-bellied black snake has been found hiding in a Queensland garage, cleverly disguising itself among a pile of electrical cords.

Snake catcher Tony Harrison was enlisted to help find the camouflaged reptile at the Logan home south of Brisbane Qld on Friday.

“When I saw the red and black leads, I thought ‘well this could be interesting’, but it took me all of two minutes to find it,” he told 9news.com.au.

“This one was very small, very young — but from the day they are born, to the day they die their venom is the same strength.

The snake has distinctive colouring on its belly.

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