We had our first snake sighting of the season yesterday
Mrs Tyke was looking out of our bedroom window and saw a baby Brown Snake sat on a sleeper in the garden.
I quickly donned my jeans and boots and carefully went out to see it.
I certainly did not want him getting out of our sight.
As soon as he felt me approach he dived under the sleeper.
Not a good place to get him out so we decided to get the snake catcher out - we had some friends arriving shortly as well!
Mrs Tyke rang Snakeaway services while I kept an eye out for the snake - I kept tapping the ground nearby which made the snake keep hidden.
Friends turned up as we were waiting for the snake catcher - talk about extra entertainment!
The snake catcher turned up promptly ( within the 30 mins quoted)
Boy these blokes know what they are doing!
He casually lifted the sleeper and said "there he is".
The snake was very fast and managed to elude him until it dove into a hole in the brickwork.
The snake catcher then sprayer something in to the hole that apparently annoys snakes ( as if it was not that already)
Out it came and this time the snake catcher manager to pin it down so he could get hold of it.
They don't kill the snakes but release them safely elsewhere.
Best $135 I've paid in a while!!
Here he is...................