CAIRNS SNAKES

SNAKE IN YOUR HOUSE?
  • KEEP CHILDREN AND PETS AWAY FROM AREA

  • CONFINE THE SNAKE TO A ROOM OR CUPBOARD

  • CLOSE DOORS, WINDOWS AND PLACE TOWL UNDER THE DOOR GAP

  • MONITOR THE SNAKE THROUGH A WINDOW IF POSSIBLE

  • CALL CAIRNS SNAKE CATCHER ON 0467 473 883 FOR IMMEDIATE HELP

SNAKE IN YOUR YARD?
  • KEEP CHILDREN AND PETS AWAY FROM AREA

  • ALWAYS KEEP AN EYE ON THE SNAKE

  • FOLLOW THE SNAKE IF IT MOVES, STAY AT LEAST A 3-5M DISTANCE AWAY

  • CALL CAIRNS SNAKE CATCHER ON 0467 473 883 FOR IMMEDIATE HELP

  • DO NOT PROVOKE OR DISTURB THE SNAKE WHILE WAITING FOR ASSISTANCE

SNAKE BITE
  • CALL 000 OR 112 FOR AN AMBULANCE

  • DO NOT TRY TO KILL THE SNAKE

  • APPLY PRESSURE IMMOBILSING BANDAGE TO ENTIRE LIMB

  • REMAIN WITH PATIENT AND KEEP CALM

  • CHECK PATIENTS BLOOD FLOW IN TOES OR FINGERS

  • COMMENCE CPR IF PATIENT BECOMES UNRESPONSIVE

  • Scrub Python (NON VENOMOUS)

    snake around Cairns The Scrub Python grows to around 3.5m and to a maximum of 8m. It has a slender body with a long head which is wider than its neck. Its scales are smooth with an iridescent sheen. The colour of the back and sides is yellowish to golden with numerous ragged blackish bands that resemble a net like pattern.
  • Brown Tree Snake (MILDLY VENOMOUS)

    The SECOND most commonly relocated snake around Cairns. Identification: The Brown Tree Snake grows to around 1.4m. It has a slender body and a broad head which is significantly wider than the narrow neck. Its eyes are large with vertical pupils.
  • Common Tree Snake (NON VENOMOUS)

    THIRD most relocated species. Identification: The Common Tree Snake grows to around 1.4m. It has a slender body and a long tail. Its long head is wider than it neck and its eyes are moderately large. Its scales are smooth and there is a strong keel on either side.
  • Coastal Carpet Python (NON VENOMOUS)

    FOURTH most commonly relocated species around Cairns Identification: The Coastal Carpet Python grows to around 3m. It has a moderate body and a broad head, noticeably wider than its neck.
  • RED Bellied Black Snake (VENOMOUS)

    DANGEROUSLY VENOMOUS Identification: The Red Bellied Back Snake grows to around 1.6m. It has a moderately robust body and its head is slightly wider than its neck. The colour of its back and sides is shiny black.
  • Coastal Taipan -DANGEROUSLY VENOMOUS

    Infrequently relocated species Identification: The Coastal Taipan grows to around 2.2m and to a maximum of 3.5m. Its head is often described as “coffin shaped” and is wider than its body.