Snake Relocation

Please do not kill snakes, they are vital to the ecosystem – a solution is at hand.

KCons will come around to remove and relocate the snake for you, but only during daylight hours. Phone 4093 8834


The importance of snakes: conservation and protection

Some snake species have become threatened due to land clearing for agriculture, urban development and through the introduction of animals such as domestic pets and the cane toad. Maintaining a high level of biodiversity is important to all life on Earth, including humans, and snakes are an important part of that biodiversity. In Australia, we forget that snakes and other reptiles make up a significant proportion of the middle-order predators that keep our natural ecosystems working. Without them the numbers of prey species would increase to unnatural levels and the predators that eat snakes struggle to find food.

Along with all Australian animals, snakes are protected under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 and cannot be killed or taken from the wild. Snake-keeping in Queensland requires a licence from Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Only snakes bred in captivity by a licensed person can be purchased.

Want to know more about snakes? Begin by finding the answers at frequently asked questions. Visit the Queensland Museum to find out even more.

Reference: Department of the Environment and Heritage Protection