Townsville Reptile Removals
We are a licensed and insured Snake Catcher for the Townsville Region.
If you require reptiles or tarantulas to be removed from your home or business we are here to help!
We are a professional company that provides prompt inspection and reptile removal services from residential and commercial properties.
What does a typical call out include?
It typically includes the following but not limited to; Property Inspection we don’t just look in the area you saw it, we do a full property inspection. Identification of the exact species of reptile and safe removal off the property to an area of bushland nearby. Future management help and advice including how to best prevent reoccurrences on your property, and advice on what do if there is a next time.
Fees do apply, what do these fees cover?
They cover the big ticket item that’s insurances, next it covers all our equipment like catching tools, vehicle maintenance and fuel and lastly our time that we dedicate to you.
There are a variety of snakes found living among us in the Townsville region, some are highly venomous and others are virtually harmless to humans and pets. Living within Townsville it is very common that you may come in contact with a snake venomous and non-venomous while walking or doing general day to day activities. All animals should be treated with care and respect. Snakes are a natural part of the ecosystem and play a part in keeping things in balance.
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Do's & Don'ts
What do you do if you have a snake?
- Keep Calm and remove children and animals from the area.
- Call Townsville Snake Catcher on 0438 346 679.
- Keep an eye on the snake from a safe distance.
- Wait for a professional to arrive, safely remove and relocate the snake away from the property.
What NOT to do if you have or see a snake!
- Attempt to catch it, move it or prevent it leaving the property.
- Attempt to kill it; this only significantly raises your chances of being bitten from 0% to 100%.
Snake Bites: Symptoms & Fist Aid
Symptoms of a venomous snake bite:
Signs of a snake bite are not always visible and, in some cases, the patient may not have felt anything. Symptoms may not appear for an hour or more after the person has been bitten.
Depending on the type of snake, signs and symptoms may include some or all of the following:
- Immediate or delayed pain at the bite site
- Swelling, bruising or local bleeding
- Bite marks (usually on a limb) that may vary from obvious puncture wounds to scratches that may be almost invisible
- Swollen and tender glands in the groin or armpit of the bitten limb
- Faintness, dizziness, nausea and vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Oozing of blood from the bite site or gums
- Double or blurred vision
- Drooping eyelids
- Difficulty in speaking or swallowing
- Limb weakness or paralysis
- Difficulty in breathing
- Occasionally, initial collapse or confusion followed by partial or complete recovery
Snake bite first aid:
- Follow DRSABCD – Danger – Response – Send For Help – Airways – Breathing – Circulation – Defibrillation
- Call triple zero (000) for an ambulance.
- Lie the patient down and ask them to keep still, reassure and keep them the calm.
- Apply a pressure bandage as soon as possible, if on a limb apply a broad pressure bandage (crepe preferred) over the bite. Apply a firm crepe or elasticised roller bandage (10–15 centimetres wide), starting just above the fingers or toes and moving upwards on the bitten limb as far as can be reached. Use clothing or other material if a roller bandage is not available. Apply the bandage as tightly as possible to the limb without cutting off the circulation. Mark each new rotation of the bandage over the bite sight location if known.
- Immobilise the bandaged limb using splints.
- Keep the patient lying down and completely still.
- Write down the time of the bite and when the bandage was applied, and gather all relevant personal details of the paitent.
- Stay with the patient until medical aid arrives and assist where needed.
WARNING: DO NOT wash venom off the skin or clothes because it may assist in identification or attempt to suck out the venom from a bite.*Some of information for snake bite first aid was taken from the St Johns website for accurate up to date first aid care.
Pets Snake Bites
Pets bitten by snakes:
If you have any concerns that your pet has or could have been bitten by a venomous snake please contact you family Vet ASAP. Symptoms may not be visible straight away but the effects can come on fast and potentially be life threatening if left untreated. If your family vet is closed please call their after-hours contact numbers.
Signs of snake bites in pets include:
- Excessive Drooling
- Dilated pupils.
- Sudden weakness followed by collapse.
- Shaking or twitching of the muscles and difficulty blinking.
- Loss of bladder and bowel control.
- Blood in urine.
Some of the Reptiles you may come across within the Townsville region and surrounding areas are as below:
*Below content originally sourced from the Queensland Government Website.