Snake is a surprise for family
AN ERRANT red-bellied black snake was found in a St Clair home on Saturday.
Snake catchers Sean and Freya Cade received the first call about the snake around 11am but as it was hidden they decided to respond to other calls.
“I told the woman to keep an eye on it,” Mr Cade said. “We’ve got to wait till it comes out. My wife took the next call at 12.15pm. It had come out and gone underneath the bricks.”
While Freya located the snake, Sean had to handle it because his wife is allergic to horses – which are used to create antivenom.
Eventually, the snake came out and was caught successfully.
The Cades caught four redbellied black snakes, one eastern brown and an eastern water dragon on Saturday and Mr Cade urged people to be prepared and informed ahead of snake season.
“September to March or April is generally the season for snakes,” Mr Cade said.
“About 95 per cent of people are bitten by a venomous snake trying to catch or kill it.
“We’re available 24 seven if anyone needs us,” Mr Cade added.