Poolside encounter

The first ever call-out for Shoalhaven Snake Catchers was a Diamond Python in Callala Bay. The property owner was preparing to relax beside the pool for the afternoon when their dog was alarmed and agitated. Strangely enough it didn’t sound like the usual bark the dog would make and prompted investigation. Upon inspection it was found that they had a poolside visitor. Much to their surprise the Diamond Python was just chilling back on the privacy screen. The python seemed indifferent to the dog bouncing around and barking nearby.

Upon seeing the python and not wanting it to be harmed, the resident ushered their dog inside and immediately called us for assistance. We talked about how Diamond Pythons are harmless, placid and shy animals. While the python most likely came from nearby bushland, they often wander into residences in search of food. All while the visitor was appreciated, it was decided that it should be relocated back into the bushland for it’s own safety.

Common species in the area and what to do to minimise encounters

Callala Bay frequently has Diamond Pythons and Red Belly Black Snakes in the area. Although usually passing through, they only tend to stay on a property for a couple of reasons.
It could be due to food, water or shelter. By keeping your property clear of debris and keeping the grass cut short, it will be less attractive for unwanted visitors. This will also remove potential spots for vermin to live. Consequently vermin are a common food source for various species of reptiles.

If you have a pool on your property, a common place for snake to be found is in the filter box. So please have a look around before putting your hand in to clean it.

Who to contact?

Please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0481 811 855. We provide a 24 hour service, 7 days a week. We offer a free ID service as well as Property Inspections and relocation services.

Diamond Python Relocation from Sussex Inlet

Shaun Armstrong

Shaun Armstrong

Snake Catcher

Our professional snake catcher Shaun, has had a keen interest in anything reptile related from a young age. As a result, he has a strong passion for all things reptile. This passion eventually led him into this profession.