Big Scrub Python – Machans Beach

Cairns Snake Catcher Jason with a big Machans Beach Scrub Python

Cairns Snake Catcher Jason with a big Machans Beach Scrub Python

Introducing the newest member of the Cairns Snake Catching team – Jason Legg. Jason is a professional fishing guide, accomplished crocodile and snake handler, and a welcome addition to our team. We now have three professional snake catchers spanning multiple generations to help limit negative interaction between local Cairns residents and the local snake species.
Scrub pythons were out in force this weekend looking to exploit any weaknesses in suburban chicken coops in order to access an easy meal. Jason caught this impressive Scrub Python on Friday at a residence in Machans Beach. Just short of 5m and weighing an impressive 28kg this big scrub python was found on top of a chicken coop systematically searching for the entrance to the all you can eat chicken buffet. Many other scrub pythons were also removed from in and around chicken coops this week.
It is a timely reminder that as it gets hotter snake appetites increase and small pets left outside for the night need to be kept in a snake proof enclosure

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