There’s a Snake in My Truck Grill

Animals Rescue Wildlife Posted Nov 4, 2021
In the sunny State of Queensland, you are bound to encounter some snakes, especially in the scorching heat. Most of the time our scaly friends will be far enough away or in a safe location to not be a danger. If you do cross paths with a snake though it is important to know how to handle the situation safely and calmly.
In one case RSPCA rescue officer Jared was called out to a coastal carpet python that had curled up in a trucks grill for an unknown period of time. The truck was set in 2 hours to trek from Wacol to Melbourne, so this little snake got rescued in the nick of time! The snake got a health check and was sent on his slithering way. 

It is always best to remain cautious so if you find snakeskin inside the home, hear abnormal sounds coming from dark, cramped spaces it could be a sign that a snake is on the move. If you are worried the best call of action is to contact a snake catcher. If you own pets such as a dog and they happen to get a snake bite, keep them calm and take them straight to your local vet. To find out more about snakes and how to protect your pets this summer click here. Snakes are a vital part of our ecosystem, so it is important to remember that they need to be protected and left alone to live in peace.

If you have taken the necessary steps to ensure you are keeping away from the snakes, but still find one a little too close to you, the first thing to remember is that it’s just as scared of as you are of it. Always keep an eye on the snake and remember to never provoke or throw objects at the snake. Read more about what to do when a snake crosses your path here.

If you see a snake that appears sick or injured call 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625) and our RSPCA rescue team can assist.

Sophie Oxford
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