No more snake catcher
Toowoomba business is no longer in operation
THE weather is heating up, which means more snakes are making their way into people’s homes - but if you see one at your property you can no longer call Toowoomba Snake Catchers 24/7.
The snake-catching business began operating in Toowoomba in 2015, with its service used by residents all across Toowoomba and the Darling Downs.
It was started by David Wiedman who was known for dropping everything to come and relocate snakes that had made their way into people’s homes or backyards.
In September Mr Wiedman was sentenced to five years in jail after he was convicted over shooting a man in the face with a bow and arrow last year.
The business was then taken over by Alyssa Wilkinson who has been capturing snakes for more than a year.
Ms Wilkinson announced on Thursday that the business
‘‘ I SINCERELY APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS WILL CAUSE PEOPLE. ALYSSA WILKINSON
was no longer operating and she was moving to Brisbane for personal reasons.
She thanked the community for understanding.
“I sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this will cause people,” she said.
Ms Wilkinson gave people two alternatives when it came to needing snakes relocated, as she understood it was summer and the services would no doubt be needed in town.
She suggests phoning Darling Downs Snake Catchers 24/7 or A+ Reptile Relocations for any issues with snakes and reptiles.
Darling Downs Snake Catchers 24/7 can be contacted on 0429 613 324, and A+ Reptile Relocations can be contacted on 0413 163 518.
LARGE REPTILE: Alyssa Wilkinson with a 2.1m eastern brown snake she relocated from a property in Top Camp. MEGHAN HARRIS