Expert catcher challenges you to find the snake hidden in this pictureFebruary 3, 2023
You have the eyes of a hawk if you can spot the snake hidden in this photo: Australian snake catcher challenges you to find the creature
- Australia is home to nearly 200 species of snake, 25 of which are considered potentially deadly to humans
- Snake catchers work tirelessly to safely remove snakes seeking shelter in residential areas across the country
Australian snake catcher Bryce Lockett challenges YOU to spot the snake hidden in the image below.
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Lockett, 25, from Snake Catchers Brisbane and Gold Coast, works as a snake catcher in Australia.
There are nearly 200 known types of snake that are found in Australia.
25 are considered potentially deadly.
Often slithering into residential areas, expert catchers work across the country to find and safely rehome snakes.
Last month, a snake was filmed jumping from a roof and slithering away unfazed from snake catcher Liza Van Gelder from Queensland.
Councillor Mark Booth of Moreton Bay Regional Council spoke for many when commented ‘Well I could have easily gone the rest of my life not knowing they can do that…’
Bryce Lockett previously shared insight into his work in 2020.
He showed off a massive python he had pulled from a fuel pump bin.
Carpet pythons can grow up to 3.6 metres long and live almost everywhere in Australia except Tasmania.
They prefer to live in trees and are active during both day and nighttime.
They kill prey by constriction, living mostly on small mammals, birds and lizards – although some have been known to kill domestic cats and dogs.
While there are some reports of carpet pythons attacking humans, it is rare.
The biggest threat to their survival is habitat destruction, and many find themselves sheltering in homes, in need of safe and careful removal.
Still can’t see it?
Lockett pictured during a callout in Queensland, Australia
Bryce Lockett is here pictured (right) holding snakes caught at work last week.
Bryce, 25, has worked as a professional snake catcher for ten years.
In January 2020 he found three female pythons that had crawled into a compost bin and laid 75 eggs.
Snakes – like birds – incubate their eggs in humid, warm environments.
This makes some residential areas attractive to deadly snakes.
In Brisbane, he found a 1.6 metre carpet python which had crawled under the bonnet of a car for a rest.
He said these locations provide warmth and quiet as snakes wake up from hibernation.
The python, which is harmless, was safely removed and relocated to another area.
The carpet python or diamond python is found throughout Australia, with the exception of the desert regions of central and western Australia.
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