FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS TO A SNAKE CATCHER
IF YOU SEE A SNAKE IN MELBOURNE, ASSUME IT IS VENOMOUS.
WATCH FROM A SAFE DISTANCE AND CALL THE SNAKE HUNTER FOR 24/7 IMMEDIATE REMOVAL: 0403 875 409
Common questions that I get asked as Melbourne's snake catcher and snake handler when I go out to different places are the following. If your question is not answered here, be sure to give us a call on 0403 875 409 or you can send us an email through our contact page.
Frequently asked questions
Are All Melbourne's Snakes Venomous?
What is the job of a Snake Catcher?
As a Melbourne based Snake Catcher and Snake Handler, I will attend your premises (home, school, business etc) then locate, safely capture and remove the snake. The snake is then checked to ensure it is healthy and happy. Following it is released back into the wild safely away from people and pets.
What types of snakes are in Melbourne?
Melbourne has 7 different snakes all of which are venomous. These include the:
Eastern Tiger Snake
Eastern Brown Snake
Red Bellied Black Snake
Little Whip Snake
White Lipped Snake
Small Eyed Snake.
What do I do if I've been BITTEN by a snake?
IF you suspect a snake bite, follow these steps:
Immediately back away from the snake.
Do NOT kill it or try to capture it.
Immediately dial "000" and follow their instructions.
Apply a pressure immobilisation bandage in the mean time
Call The Snake Hunter to attend on 0403875409
Remove all persons away from the area.
Do you charge a fee as a snake catcher?
As Melbourne's snake catcher, I charge a one off fee to attend the premises. This covers insurance, travel, searching for the snake, handling the snake, removing and relocating the snake. It also covers time, travel expenses and significant risks associated with the job. Our fee is similar to a day time plumber's call out fee - except they don't risk their life every time. There are no hidden charges. Additional fees only apply if there is more than one snake or if we spend more than 45 mins to find it. For more information, go to www.snakehunter.com.au
Can I just kill the snake?
NO! In the state of Victoria, it is illegal to kill a snake as they are considered a protective species. There are significant fines and penalties for people who kill snakes or attempt to handle one. This law benefits you too because a snake won't bite unless provoked. If you leave it alone, it will leave you alone. There is NO need to kill a snake. Simply call The Snake Hunter on 0403875409 or go to www.snakehunter.com.au to learn more.