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Snakes, camera…action!

Posted: April 7th, 2010

Who said it first: never work with children and animals?  Well, he or she can’t have worked with baby snakes: because this particular snake catch – our first captured on film – obeyed the script to the letter!
Education is key to changing attitudes towards snakes: and there’s nothing like the …

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Out and About!

Posted: April 4th, 2010

SnakeSense has been making the most of the Autumn sunshine and getting out, about and enthusiastic with fellow snake fans!
Last weekend, we worked with Black Snake Productions, operators of the Lost Reptiles Home, assisting with a huge reptile display at the annual Eastern Regional Pet Expo in Ferntree Gully.  Georgina spent …

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So you think it’s the snakes?

Posted: March 18th, 2010

Recently, news services have been making hay about a spate of venomous snakebites in New South Wales.  However, they have neglected to tell the stories behind the bites.  Research conducted on humans and snakes in that state (using Eastern Brown and Red-Bellied Black Snakes) has demonstrated people are 20 times more …

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Humans are far more dangerous

Posted: March 8th, 2010

In March 2008, a baby Tiger Snake was born.  Just 18cm long, this tiny, shy little girl knew her mother only a few moments before she and her siblings were left to fend for themselves.  Within days, her brothers and sisters had gone their separate ways in their own quests …

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Don’t Knock the Man-Bag, man!

Posted: February 23rd, 2010

In this material age, the modern male has much to carry: wallet, mobile phone, car keys, ipod… Surely, it’s time the man-bag lost its attached stigma and was praised for its practicality. All those important items handily contained, and even better: at the end of a long day, your man-bag …

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Big Girls’ Day Out!

Posted: February 21st, 2010

It never rains but it pours … and after a snake-catching drought over the past week or two, two frantic calls came in within an hour of each other, for the biggest girls we’ve seen in a long time!
First, near Marysville, lolling about in the ladies room of a country …

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False Alarm!

Posted: January 30th, 2010

There’s always a rush of anticipation when the telephone rings with a snake-call … will we get it?  What will it be?  How big will it be?  Will we get some fabulous photos? 
Well, sadly the rush died upon arrival this time around, as we were pointed towards the offending “snake”, …

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Wilfred’s Big Day!

Posted: January 22nd, 2010

The time has come, and Wilfred the Brown Snake is back in the wild!   Wilfred was rescued from a mass of netting under a kitchen sink (read the full story here), and suffered several wounds from his ordeal. 
But, after some tender loving care and a few days rest and relaxation …

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The Kitchen Sink

Posted: January 18th, 2010

What is it lately about catching snakes in the dark?  Yesterday evening at 9pm we received a frantic call from a gentleman in Taggerty, who had just discovered a 1.2m Eastern Brown Snake (2nd most venomous in the world) coiled in the cupboard under his kitchen sink.  Considering our recent …

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Back in action!

Posted: January 11th, 2010

After a month of near-silence, the phone is ringing again with snake-calls!  Theories abound regarding why the calls come and go when they do … maybe December provided plenty of ideal temperatures for snakes to adjust their behaviour to avoid humans, but now the weather is pushing 40 degrees C, …

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