FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SNAKES

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.

 ARE ALL MELBOURNE'S SNAKES VENOMOUS?

 

All of Melbourne's snakes are venomous however to different degrees. While for example the little whip or white lipped snake are not considered a major threat, they still contain venom. The eastern tiger snake and eastern brown snake are extremely venomous and their bites can kill very quickly.

 WHAT IS A SNAKE CATCHER?

 

As a snake catcher and handler, I attend your premises (home, school, business etc) and locate a snake and safely capture and remove it. The snake is then checked to ensure it is healthy and happy and is released back into the wild safely away from people and pets.

When I attend your premises, I can also provide some information relating to snakes, snake bites, preventing snakes from entering your homes and answer any specific questions you may have.

 WHAT SNAKES ARE IN MELBOUNE?

 

To learn about Melbourne's snakes, click HERE.

To learn about How to protect your home from snakes, click HERE

To organise a snake catcher, click HERE

For URGENT snake removal, call 0403 875 409.

If you have been bitten by a snake, click HERE

 IS THERE A FEE FOR A SNAKE CATCHER?

 

There is a one off call out fee to attend the premises. This covers insurance, searching for the snake, capturing it, handling it, removing and relocating the snake. It also covers time time for this professional job, fuel and travel expenses as well as the risks associated with job.

Our fee is similar to a plumber's call out fee during the day and there are no hidden expenses. Additional fees only apply if there is more than 1 snake on the premises or it takes more than 1 hour to capture the snake.

 CAN I JUST KILL THE SNAKE?

In the state of Victoria, it is illegal to kill a snake. They are considered a protected species in accordance with The Wildlife Act and there are severe penalties which can apply if you attempt to handle or kill a snake without an appropriate government license.  This law benefits animals as well as humans because if you leave a snake alone,  you are less likely to die from a snake bite.

 WHO ARE YOU?

 

My name is Mark Pelley - I am known as THE SNAKE HUNTER and also have been referred to as The Snake Wrangler since 2016.

To learn more about me, go to:

www.markpelley.com.au

or

www.snakehunter.com.au

External Websites & Links

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Mark Pelley The SNAKE HUNTER is a venomous based snake catcher in Melbourne. The main site of The SNAKE HUNTER Can be found by clicking the link below.

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The official Website of Mark Pelley The Snake Hunter. Mark was born in Melbourne and has been handling snakes since 2012. He is a father of 5 beautiful girls and loves to work with the community to improve safety from snakes. Click on Mark Pelley's website below:

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Mark Pelley teaches dogs to avoid snakes through his Canine Snake Avoidance Program. One snake bite in a dog can cost you thousands and also, you risk losing your best friend. Don't put your dog at risk. Click on the link below to learn more: