IT'S one of the biggest eastern brown snakes captured in the region since the weather warmed up.

While front fanged venomous snakes are usually found slithering on the ground, a two metre brown snake was found in the rafters of a Lockyer Valley shed.

Dave Wiedman from Toowoomba Snake Catchers 24/7 was called out to the address at Tent Hill at the weekend.

He was able to pull the snake from the rafters, quickly realising how massive it was. 

The agitated snake tried to wriggle free as Mr Wiedman attempted to put it in his bag.

Dave Wiedman from Toowoomba Snake Catchers 24/7 was called out to the address at Tent Hill over the weekend.
Dave Wiedman from Toowoomba Snake Catchers 24/7 was called out to the address at Tent Hill over the weekend.

He said: "This big boy was up in the rafters which is pretty uncommon for elapids (front fanged venomous snakes) to be found up so high, as they prefer to be on the ground.

"However there were was an abundance of massive rats that were everywhere, all climbing the rafters."

Mr Wiedman suggests with the hot weather people should start cleaning their yards so there are no places for snakes to hide.

There are fees for call outs. For more information search Toowoomba Snake Catchers 24/7 on Facebook.



NSW courts ‘drowning’ in thousands of cases

premium_icon NSW courts ‘drowning’ in thousands of cases

Police in NSW are doing their job so well the courts can’t keep up.

LATEST: Fires burning across the Clarence Valley

LATEST: Fires burning across the Clarence Valley

Find out the status of each fire burning across our region

Coalition has lost focus on governing says Page challenger

premium_icon Coalition has lost focus on governing says Page challenger

Labor waits in wings as Turnbull clings to power

Local Partners