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Why should you call Nature for You?
Scott literally wrote the books on working with and identifying Australian Snakes.
Have you discovered a reptile or amphibian visiting your house or garden and would
like to know what it is? Send us a clear photo (as clear as you can get without putting
yourself in harm's way - we advise you stand at least 3 metres away) and Scott will be
happy to identify it for you totally free of charge.
Do you need an unexpected (and probably unwelcome!) visitor relocated to a more
suitable environment than your hourse or garden? Call Scott on 0419 328 251. We
cover the Logan/Gold Coast/Brisbane/Ipswich/Bayside areas.
If Scott is unavailable he will be
able recommend an alternative professional snake catcher for you.
Our call out fee covers Scott coming to your home, catching your unwelcome guest
and relocation of said guest to its nearest natural habitat. Our call out fee also covers
Scott coming back within a week free of charge if the snake eludes him first visit (which
rarely happens if you keep watch of it).
These are the areas we are able to service - if in doubt please call Scott to check - we do have a network of people we trust and are more than happy to recommend to you if you do not fall within our service areas.
Logan: Bahrs Scrub, Bannockburn, Beenleigh, Belivah, Berrinba, Bethania, Boronia Heights, Browns Plains, Buccan, Carbrook, Cedar Creek, Cedar Grove, Cedar Vale, Chambers Flat, Cornubia, Crestmead, Daisy Hill, Eagleby, Edens Landing, Eight Mile Plains, Flagstone, Flinders Lakes, Forestdale, Greenbank, Heritage Park, Hillcrest, Holmview, Jimboomba, Kagaru, Kairabah, Kingston, Logan Central, Logan Reserve, Logan Village, Loganholme, Loganlea, Lyons, Maclean, Marsden, Meadowbrook, Monarch Glen, Mount Warren Park, Mundoolun, Munruben, New Beith, North Maclean, Park Ridge, Park Ridge South, Priestdale, Regents Park, Rochedale South, Shailer Park, Silverbark Ridge, Slacks Creek, South Maclean, Springwood, Stockleigh, Tamborine, Tanah Merah, Underwood, Undullah, Veresdale, Versdale Scrub, Waterford, Waterford West, Windaroo, Wolffdene, Woodhill, Woodridge and Yarrabilba.
Scenic Rim: Beaudesert, Canungra, Tamborine Mountain, Witheren, Gleneagle and Biddaddaba.
Gold Coast: Coomera, Eagle Heights, Gaven, Gold Coast Hinterland, Helensvale, Hope Island, Jacobs Well, Kingsholme, Labrador, Lower Beechmont, Maudsland, Molendinar, Nerang, Norwell, Ormeau, Ormeau Hills, Oxenford, Pacific Pines, Parkwood, Pimpama, Stapylton, Tamborine, Tamborine Mountain, Upper Coomera and Yatala.
Brisbane: Acacia Ridge, Algester, Annerley, Archerfield, Balmoral, Belmont, Burbank, Bulimba, Calamvale, Camp Hill, Canon Hill, Carina, Carindale, Chandler, Coopers Plains, Coorparoo, Darra, Doolandella, Drewvale, Durack, Dutton Park, Eight Mile Plains, Ellen Grove, Fairfield, Forest Lake, Greenslopes, Gumdale, Hawthorne, Heathwood, Hemmant, Holland Park, Holland Park West, Inala, Karawatha, Kuraby, Larapinta, Lota, Lytton, Manly, Manly West, Macgregor, Mackenzie, Mansfield, Moorooka, Morningside, Mount Gravatt, Mount Gravatt East, Murarrie, Nathan, Norman Park, Pallara, Parkinson, Port of Brisbane, Ranson, Richlands, Robertson, Rochedale, Rocklea, Runcorn, Salisbury, Seven Hills, Seventeen Mile Rocks, Sinnamon Park, Stretton, Sumner, Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills, Tarragindi, Tennyson, Tinglapa, Upper Mount Gravatt, Wacol, Wakerley, Willawong, Wishart, Wynnum, Wynnum West, Yeerongpilly and Yeronga.
Ipswich: Augustine Heights, Barellan Point, Basin Pocket, Bellbird Park, Blacksoil, Blackstone, Booval, Brassall, Brookwater, Bundamba, Camira, Carole Park, Churchill, Chuwar, Coalfalls, Collingwood Park, Dinmore, East Ipswich, Eastern Heights, Ebbw Vale, Flinders View, Gailes, Goodna, Ipswich, Karalee, Karrabin, Leichhardt, Moores Pocket, Muirlea, New Chum, Newtown, North Booval, North Ipswich, North Tivoli, One Mile, Raceview, Redbank, Redbank Plains, Riverview, Sadliers Crossing, Silkstone, Springfield, Springfield Central, Springfield Lakes, Tivoli, West Ipswich, Woodend, Wulkuraka and Yamanto.
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Logan Snake Catcher
Snake scales and Identification.
Features of scale arrangements and position is widely used by workers to distinguish one species from another. This could be scale 'x' is in contact with scale 'x', scale 'x' is divided, scale covers 'x' amount of the body and scale 'x' is adjacent to 'x' body part.
This is usually quite reliable allowing a certain degree of confidence to an identification. The case below we have three snakes - two are the same species while the third is different. The main point of difference used is the presence or absence of a loreal scale. This scale sits in front of the pre-ocular and first supraocular (these scales border the eye) and posterior (behind) the nasal scale (this scale contacts the nostril).
The two snakes on a natural background exhibit typical scalation features for their respective species while the animal on white completely lacks the loreal scale (it appears to be fused with suture, to the nasal). The key feature to split a Rough scaled snake Tropidechis carinatus- a dangerously venomous elapid from a harmless Keelback Tropidonophis mairri is the absence of a loreal scale.