In a freak twist of nature, a ‘Snakenado’ has struck one state, leaving homeowners slithering for cover. The ongoing storms in Queensland have created the perfect breeding ground for unwelcomed houseguests.
Snake catchers are reporting a surge in calls as panicked residents find these reptiles slithering through their homes. According to Mr. Thorburn, owner of South East Reptile Relocations, this time of year typically sees increased snake activity. However, the storms have caused a snakepocalypse, as the reptiles seek shelter in unfamiliar territory.
“The recent storms on the Gold Coast have forced snakes out of hiding,” explained Mr. Thorburn. “They’re feasting on frogs and making themselves at home in all sorts of unexpected places, from barbecues to lawnmowers.”
With snakes on the move due to displacement caused by the storms, it’s crucial to take action if you encounter one in your abode. Mr. Thorburn advises calling in a professional snake catcher to safely relocate the creature.
“Whatever you do, don’t take your eyes off the snake,” warned Mr. Thorburn. “It could mean the difference between successfully finding and removing the snake or having it slither off into the unknown.”
In addition, it’s important to maintain a safe distance and avoid provoking the snake.
“Don’t put yourself in danger,” urged Mr. Thorburn.
Stay vigilant, Queenslanders, and remember to keep those snake-catching professionals on speed dial!