Townsville snake catcher demolishes family’s laundry to find Coastal Taipan

Townsville snake catcher demolishes family’s laundry to find Coastal Taipan


a Snake catcher from Townsville has Painstakingly demolished a family’s laundry over two days to rescue a Taipan hiding inside the wall cavity Joe Mack told 9.com oh he was called to the property after the owners went to put on a load of washing and Spotted the Taipan hiding in the dark laundry the owner actually Accidentally stood on it And that’s when they rang me Mac said when I arrived at the property the snake shot off and got stuck in the wall cavity extracting the snake proved a delicate and Time-consuming task as the Taipan had somehow wedged itself between the wall of the laundry and some metal framework But Mac said he was willing to do what it took to complete the rescue Yeah, I had to do a little demolition to get it out safely But I made sure I had full consent of the owners before I did said Mac They were pretty happy to let me do whatever I needed to because they obviously didn’t want a Taipan in their wall Mac identified the slippery intruder as a coastal Taipan a venomous snake Rarely found in Townsville let alone inside a home These coastal Taipans are the third most venomous snake on the planet They’re also incredibly resilient creatures, but also very elusive and shy explain Mac The chances of coming across one are really slim I’m led to believe the one I caught was only the second or third this year During the delicate extraction that Taipan picked up a few injuries which Mac attended to before releasing it into a suitable habitat Away from people’s property

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