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#1479297 - 11/12/2018 10:05 Re: Snake Spotting [Re: bundybear]
justme Offline
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Registered: 05/02/2011
Posts: 211
Loc: Pacific Haven QLD
I live on 5 acres along the river, I know there will be snakes around but in 15 years only seen a about a dozen. I live alone no pets so grand-kids decided I needed some finches and gave my a gage. got home hung it up from a wire on the veranda. next morning no finches on the perch but a tiny carpet snake with 2 little lumps lying on the gage floor.could not get out because of the lumps, one bloody night how do they do it?

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#1480653 - 15/12/2018 04:46 Re: Snake Spotting [Re: justme]
Firepac Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 07/02/2007
Posts: 1178
Loc: Proserpine
Originally Posted By: justme
I live on 5 acres along the river, I know there will be snakes around but in 15 years only seen a about a dozen. I live alone no pets so grand-kids decided I needed some finches and gave my a gage. got home hung it up from a wire on the veranda. next morning no finches on the perch but a tiny carpet snake with 2 little lumps lying on the gage floor.could not get out because of the lumps, one bloody night how do they do it?


As you have found to your cost, standard bird cages you get from pet shops etc are NOT snake proof. You need to get 5mm mouse mesh, available from Bunnings, and wrap the cage in that. I get countless calls every year to snakes that have got into these cages and ate the owners pet birds.


Edited by Firepac (15/12/2018 04:46)

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#1480877 - 15/12/2018 17:12 Re: Snake Spotting [Re: Mathew]
desieboy Offline
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Registered: 31/12/2002
Posts: 3663
Loc: Broome

Yes happened to some friends of mine who lived out of town on a property near a creek .They bought some spatchcocks within two weeks they all had been eaten by a big 3 metre black headed python.

The last one he ate took him a long time to digest and he just laid up and hung from a rain tree bloated for the next two days.
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#1484353 - 06/01/2019 13:44 Re: Snake Spotting [Re: Mathew]
SBT Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 07/02/2007
Posts: 14258
Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
Score so far for the 20018/19 Wet Season between my 3 neighbours and me is 2 x carpet snakes, a keelback, common tree snake and a Children's Python. (Escapee from a couple of doors up).

The common tree snake was snacking on green tree frog in next doors power switchboard. 1 carpet snake in shed and 1 on my ring necks aviary.
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